The Strange remains the same for 13 March 2014

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”

When healing turns into killing: religious and philosophical exemptions from parental accountability « Science-Based Medicine.

“Haunted” Clovis House Items Hit Auction Block – KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley

Deaths of Quebec women in Thailand may have been caused by pesticide – CBC News

Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from ‘Cosmos’ by cutting only 15 seconds | The Raw Story.

Neonatal death rates after home births and a strange skeptic kerfuffle – Respectful Insolence.

‘Exorcism’ murder suspects get grand jury indictments – WTOP.com.

Press Announcements > FDA allows marketing of first medical device to prevent migraine headaches.

Giant Rock and the Integratron: Tales of an Eccentric Loner and a UFO Enthusiast.

Maine Alternative Health Care Providers Seek Place at ACA Table.

Uncovered in Jerusalem, 9 tiny unopened Dead Sea Scrolls | The Times of Israel.

FTC Investigating Herbalife – Consumerist.

UFO sightings soar to new heights in Canada – Manitoba – CBC News.

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  4 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 13 March 2014

  1. Chris Howard
    March 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Alternative “medicine” and the ACA:

    Well, it was just a matter of time before this would rear its, ugly, stupid head.

    To quote the good “doctor”:

    “I want my patients to have access to whatever health care they choose. That’s the bottom line.”

    Except that naturopaths, and the like, don’t provide health care, they provide false hope, and snake oil.

    I guess naturopaths don’t have to take, or seriously adhere to the oath, do no harm? Otherwise they would seriously question the efficacy of their ideology, and subsequent techniques.

  2. Lee
    March 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Why should it surprise me that Fox would edit out 15 seconds from Cosmos pertaining to evolution? This is precisely why I am so discerning in what I view and who is presenting it. As Professor Farnsworth quiped in an episode of Futurama ” Good God! Just knowing we’re in the same genus makes me embarrassed to call myself homo!”

    • David H
      March 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      Fox network didn’t cut the evolution bit, a Fox affiliate in Oklahoma did.
      Oddly enough Fox Entertainment and Fox “News” are different divisions. Fox Entertainment is nowhere near as reactionary as the News bunch gets.

      Still, cutting anything from “Cosmos: The Commercial-laden Reboot” is a loss. Sagan’s series ran just under 60 minutes. This iteration probably has only 35-40 minutes of actual content. And some of that content wasn’t so good. The animated story of Bruno was pretty much B.S.

      However, I suppose if flash and pretty pictures will attract kids to look into science, it still might be worthwhile.

      • terry the censor
        March 16, 2014 at 11:34 PM

        I was disappointed in the first episode too. I had to ask myself if they used the same script from 1980. Just about everything seemed to be the same old stuff I learned as a kid. It was one big, long cliché.

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