1) washingtonpost.com/wonkblog: One big myth about medicine: We know how drugs work
Knowing why a drug works has historically trailed the treatment, sometimes by decades. Some of the most recognizable drugs — acetaminophen for pain relief, penicillin for infections, and lithium for bipolar disorder, continue to be scientific mysteries today.
1) chronicle.com: Sexual Paranoia Strikes Again
The feminism I identified with as a student stressed independence and resilience. In the intervening years, the climate of sanctimony about student vulnerability has grown too thick to penetrate; no one dares question it lest you’re labeled antifeminist.
1) inmoscowsshadows.com: The ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ and Russian Non-Linear War
All this is supplemented by military means of a concealed character, including carrying out actions of informational conflict and the actions of special-operations forces. The open use of forces — often under the guise of peacekeeping and crisis regulation — is resorted to only at a certain stage, primarily for the achievement of final success in the conflict.
Obviously the Russians are not the first to employ such methods, however it does show how helpless the West is to combat or face this kind of tactics.
1) thedish.com: Sarah Palin: Anti-Christian
And she seems to endorse it as an introduction to captivity. “Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists” is a glib statement but a revealing one. Baptism is the beginning of something, an introduction. And so torturing prisoners accused of terrorism is a signature of the America Palin believes in. It’s how we welcome them to our prison camps.
2) the.week.com: This is a perfect example of why scientists don’t vote Republican
It’s no wonder that only six percent of scientists are Republican.
And all of them economists! ;)