Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (10/19/2011)

Yep, these are your Republican presidential candidates edition.

Mitt Romney is good at debating.

He's not so good at not being a jerk, though.

Herman Cain says we should put up an electric border fence to kill Mexicans... j/k!

Rick Santorum says he would use the office of president to discourage non-procreative sex.

Officials appointed by Rick Perry censor scientific report.

And in other news...

The Catholic church in Spain stole 300,000 babies and sold them for adoption.

OK, that's enough horror for one day, so here's some good news:

Malaria vaccine trial shows promise. (Malaria killed about 781,000 people in 2009, so any vaccine progress is big news.)

From the Department of Vindicated Predictions by Moi Truly:

I said I'd put my money on the "faster than light" neutrinos being the result of some sort of measurement error, and it looks like I was right: the scientists apparently forgot to account for relativity in their measurements.

Ever since I read the article about the "fallacy of the hot hand" back in my first year in grad school, I've been convinced that it was complete bullshit and there really is such a thing as a hot hand. Looks like I was right about that too.

And a couple of funnies:

The time my dad quoted the Bloodhound Gang in a sermon.

How the media will cover the Ohio zoo escape.

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