Not True Enough to Be Good?

On Pharyngula, PZ Myers criticizes a stirring new short film imagining humanity’s presence on the far-flung worlds of our solar system. PZ writes, “There’s nothing in those exotic landscapes as lovely and rich as mossy and majestic cedars of the Olympic Peninsula, or the rocky sea stacks of the nearby coast.” So let’s not get ahead of ourselves in turning Earth into a dust bowl. On Respectful Insolence, Orac considers the demerits of a new monograph on ‘integrative oncology,’ saying it’s a false dichotomy polarizing aspects of actual science and pure wishful thinking. And on Uncertain Principles, Chad Orzel complains that his new book “shares a name with a vacuum cleaner manufacturer, a SyFy show that was pretty good before it was canceled, and a famous exclamation by some dude from Syracuse.” So he had to settle for chadorzel.com. Now to start that holiday wish list…

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