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That Doesn’t Compute

Alan Partis | January 31, 2009

Study: Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats The above press release from Live Science fails the logic test.  The conclusion trumpeted at the end of the article is not supported by the evidence provided.  Here are the relevant portions: Transplanted adult stem cells have been found to reverse paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in [...]

Pennies from Heaven

Alan Partis | January 28, 2009

With great fanfare, President Obama had tonight what was described by the Associated Press as a political ‘win’ in the form of House passage of an $819 billion economic ‘stimulus’ package.  Wow!  That’s some package!  Might even be bigger than Al Gore’s legendary package.  Oooh, I’m feeling very stimulated just now.  Please excuse me for [...]

Time: The Movie

Alan Partis | May 20, 2001

Our entire history, the great pyramids, Greek culture, the Roman Coliseum, the printing press, hardly even warrant a credit at the end. Each of our lives, barely 3 seconds as they flash by.