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  • Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text

  • Plausibility in Science-Based Medicine
    A question that arises often when discussing the optimal role of science in medicine is the precise role of plausibility, or prior probability. This is, in fact, the central concept that separates (for practical if not philosophical reasons) science-based medicine (SBM) from evidence-based medicine (EBM).

    The concept featured prominently in the debate between myself and Dr. Katz at the recent Yale symposium that Kimball Atwood recently discussed. Dr. Katz’s treatment of the topic was fairly typical of CAM proponents, and consisted of a number of straw man derived from a false dichotomy, which I will describe in detail below.


  • Israel Sandbags Biden
    The far rightwing government of Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel majorly sandbagged Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, demonstrating once again that it has not the slightest interest in pursuing a just peace with the Palestinian people or in trading a cessation of its colonization of the Palestinian West Bank for a comprehensive peace with the Arab world. . .

    In my view, it doesn't really matter if Netanyahu's slap in the face to Biden derails the proposed indirect talks. The Likud-led government has no intention of allowing a Palestinian state, and there is now no place to put one. Israel-Palestine has unalterably entered the era of Apartheid (actually something worse), and it will spell both the end of dreams of peace in our generation, and probably over time the end of Israel as Netanyahu's generation knew it. The Palestinians cannot be left stateless (the legal estate of slaves as well as of Jews under Nazi rule, i.e. people with no legal rights) forever. If they can't have Palestinian citizenship, then they'll have to have Israeli citizenship. The future of Israel-Palestine is likely to become a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state like Lebanon. Ironically, it is Netanyahu who is in no small measure responsible for this likely outcome, the opposite of the one he aspires to.


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Re: Large Block of Uninterrupted Text:

This reminds me of a real index entry that appears in a very well known Solid State Physics text:

Prose, page of unrelieved, 627

Perusal of the book shows that it is indeed the only such page.

"Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text" - Oh, that was brilliant! Thanks!

The future of Israel-Palestine is likely to become a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state like Lebanon. Ironically, it is Netanyahu who is in no small measure responsible for this likely outcome, the opposite of the one he aspires to.

oh, so everythings going to be ok then. whew. as long as netanyahu's disappointed i'm happy. :)

would have said more about this, but i read the onion thing first, still can't catch my breath. frighteningly funny.

would have said more about this, but i read the onion thing first, still can't catch my breath. frighteningly funny.:

"Whatever it is, I'm pretty sure it doesn't even have a point."

yes, pretty spot-on.

hey, you can't say i'm guilty of the stuff lampooned in that onion article. if anybody here writes in text blocks, uneccesarily complete sentences and the completely insane expectation that i'm talking to intelligent people it's me.

as far as having a point goes- the jury is still out as to the importance of this. but i have i buttload if i should be called upon to provide them. and, as i've said before, no life- so lots of time. be careful what you wish for.

Ack - no! I wasn't referring to you. I just graded some rough drafts and picked up the final drafts of 23 papers recently. I think most who visit this site read big ass text blocks all the time. I can tell you from reading the writing of many 1st year collegians that those who read the cryptic blocks are starting to become a minority.

Sorry that I posted that so fast that it wasn't clear; that's the danger of going between lessons.

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