Here’s just another friendly reminder that the latest edition of the Skeptics’ Circle, that now-venerable blog carnival dedicated to critical thinking and skepticism, is due to appear this week on Thursday, February 1 at Slicing with Occam’s Razor. (Hmmm, that’s mighty close to Groundhog’s Day.) So, if you’re a blogger and have written something that would do The Amazing Randi proud, send it to Occam’s Edge at OkcamsEdge@gmail.com. And, as always, if you’re interested in trying your hand at hosting, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest Pediatrics Grand Rounds has been posted over at Unintelligent Design: Grand Rounds, Volume 1 Edition 21: What Dreams May Come.
Critics who don’t like my insistence on applying the scientific method to the claims of alternative medicine sometimes accuse me of unrelenting hostility towards alternative medicine, as though no amount of evidence would ever convince me of the efficacy of various alternative medicine therapies. Nothing could be further from the truth; I merely insist, as I have from the very beginning, that, at the very least, the claims of alternative medicine should be subject to the same testing by the scientific method that “conventional” or “scientific” medical treatments (a.k.a. evidence-based medicine, or EBM for short) are before being adopted by …
PZ mentioned it, but, after having seen it, I thought I’d give it a plug too, mainly because my readership skews more towards the medical blogosphere than PZ’s does, and a new blog this promising should be publicized to other medical bloggers. It’s by a graduate student in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is called Street Anatomy. As a surgeon, I’m a sucker for a good anatomic illustration and a history lesson, and the blog promises to teach a bit on how the medical illustration biz runs.