Quotes & Links #78

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.

SOFT SCIENCE!
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Favorite Tweets: December 2014

Noahpinion

You know all those people who say “economics is about human behavior, and predicting human behavior is impossible”? Well, they’re wrong.

sweden / Elinor

My boss is phoning different gyms. He’s looking for one without “biffar”. Biff = steak = people with a lot of muscle.

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Quotes & Links #3

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! ;)
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Favorite Tweets: January – March 2014

Amazing_Maps

How many times people kiss when they meet in Regions of France

Source: http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/210-french-kissing-map
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frank_rieger

That the #Huawei router backdoors the western “cyber-experts” worried about for years might actually be #NSA backdoors is so hilarious.

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