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The Sciences

Friday Fluff - April 22nd, 2011

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1) First, a post from the past: South Indian Phylogeography. 2) Weird search query of the week: "star de hustler" 3) Comment of the week, in response to "Two opinions on D.T.C. personal genomic testing":

I say go further. Ban all medical-related information from the internet (nobody knows what patients might be dangerously misunderstanding about their diseases) and refashion MDs as Rightful Medical Elders (or Gurus). Books for the specialists only please. An idea would be rewriting them all in some hard to learn obscure language for better protection of the innocent. Enough of this knowledge nonsense – everybody knows already knowledge is only there to be abused in ways harmful to poor defenseless intellect-deprived people, threatening the stability of society as a whole.

4) And finally, your weekly fluff fix:

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