Son having spent two months in Japan => his toy cars now driving on the left side of the road.
So who's to blame for all these bad stories and the sorry state of health journalism? One new study, published in the British Medical Journal, assigns a large fraction of blame to the press shops at various research universities. The study found that releases from these offices often overhype the findings of their scientists — while journalists play along uncritically, parroting whatever showed up in their inbox that day. Hype, they suggest, was manufactured in the ivory tower, not the newsroom.
qz.com/309085/after-146-years-a-once-dominant-british-political-party-is-making-a-comeback/, posted 10 Dec by peter in history politics toread
The Whigs were once the UK’s most powerful political group, establishing the principle of parliamentary rule and constitutional monarchy during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and giving the nation its first, and longest-serving, prime minister. Established in 1678, the Whigs officially ceased to exist in 1868 as many of their members went on to form the Liberal Party (which later merged with others to form today’s Liberal Democrats).
After more than a century, Whigs will once again run for election to parliament next year.
The widespread assertion that the world would be better off without religion is a reasonable hypothesis. Yet data suggest that skeptics should attach no more than a modest level of probability to it.
www.wsj.com/articles/how-did-moses-part-the-red-sea-1417790250?mod=trending_now_4, posted 10 Dec by peter in history msm religion science
In certain places in the world, the tide can leave the sea bottom dry for hours and then come roaring back. In fact, in 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte and a small group of soldiers on horseback were crossing the Gulf of Suez, the northern end of the Red Sea, roughly where Moses and the Israelites are said to have crossed. On a mile-long expanse of dry sea bottom exposed at low water, the tide suddenly rushed in, almost drowning them.
Det ser ut til at problemet med å velge mellom konjunksjonen og og infinitivsmerket å blir stadig større, og det går ikke an å skylde bare på oggianerne.
Så även norskan har detta problem...
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/104471754342/out-of-context-instructions, posted 6 Dec by peter