Blog entries by anciendaze

At the moment my present idea of exercise is more appropriate for playing with the family dog: "Sit up. Roll over. Play dead." My Memorial Day...
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It seems those of us who are so perverse we refuse to fit in convenient medical diagnostic categories with neat billing codes can't help but...
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Here is another more personal post. It started out as a message for friends alarmed by reports they saw in the general press. This has become a...
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The following is from a letter written to explain this illness to someone well-intentioned but misinformed. I've tried to avoid the heavy use of...
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We now have explicit evidence that a common retrovirus in cattle is transmitted to humans, and associated with lethal disease. This falls short...
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The Human Genome Project found essentially all of the "coding DNA" being transcribed into proteins back in 2003. The first draft of a human...
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If knowledge itself is power, what results from profound ignorance? Whatever that is, I think it describes the way medicine has dealt with the...
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This is a term in graphic arts for a trick that fools the eye, a deliberate optical illusion. Famous examples include recesses with statues, or...
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What does it mean to improve public health? There are many measures based on what goes into the process, but fewer based on what results. Since...
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If a tree falls in the woods, and a statistician declares this a random event, does it make a sound? This question ran through my mind when I...
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Note: this is actually a follow-up on my previous post The Sound of Silence. This was provoked by "expert opinions" on the Hornig/Lipkin study...
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There have long been problems in reconstructing the history of China, because several dynasties went to some lengths to erase the history of...
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I'll start with some lighter material which would get this deleted as off topic if this were not a blog. A little gentle humor is not misplaced...
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A great deal of noise has been made over various things the authors of the PACE study have claimed in publications or spoken statements. What has...
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The series of publications stemming from the PACE trial continues to roll on with the inevitability of a juggernaut or tumbrel. The venue for...
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In The Reefs of Taprobane, Arthur C. Clarke recounted some underwater adventures he and Mike Wilson had exploring reefs around Sri Lanka. (He was...
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Many years ago there was a strange joke going around among aeronautical engineers: "What's bigger than an ox, has square corners, and flies?"...
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Earlier I discussed some parallels between Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus MPMV and beta retroviruses which cause mammary tumors in other species in my...
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