Monday, October 25, 2010

Uff Da or Uh Oh?

Kimball Atwood MD, an editor at Science-based Medicine blog, has written a very interesting article titled "Uff Da! The Mayo Clinic Shills for Snake Oil."

Please read Atwood's article before you part with any hard earned cash for the Mayo Clinic Guide to Alternative Medicine 2011.


This non-Christian's favourite Christian podcast...

Unbelievable is a podcast of the weekly religious radio programme aired by Premier Christian Radio in the UK.  The show is unabashedly promoting an evangelical biblical worldview, but it addresses a variety of topics discussed or defended by non-evangelical Christians, believers from other traditions, and even nonbelievers.  The host Justin Brierly is monumentally even-handed, well read, transparent regarding his presuppositions, and a skilled interviewer.  About the only program that comes close are the older editions of Apologia.  I recommend this examination of the many Christian world views to Christians, other theists, and thoughtful nontheists alike.

The Female Brain

I just finished The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine MD

If you are a woman, know any women, plan to parent a female child, or hope to remain married to a woman, you must read this book. It never ceases to amaze me how many of our supposedly higher functions are driven by hormones. The brain is as much a extremely powerful gland as it is the seat of cognition.  Dr. Brizendine's follow-on book The Male Brain is good, but it seems male brains are much simpler and not nearly as interesting.  I always suspected that, but these two books put that question to rest.  Read both!