Weekend Reading II

by uber

  • So my conclusion here today is very clear: the GM debate is over. It is finished. We no longer need to discuss whether or not it is safe – over a decade and a half with three trillion GM meals eaten there has never been a single substantiated case of harm. You are more likely to get hit by an asteroid than to get hurt by GM food. More to the point, people have died from choosing organic, but no-one has died from eating GM.
    http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/
  • “one of the vilest and most notorious of these demonic societies was The Blasters, a miniature painter, and a professed Satanist, who openly proclaimed himself a votary of the Devil”
    http://comeheretome.com/2013/02/04/peter-lens-and-the-blasters/
  • Meadows, on the other hand, suffers from a condition that makes it difficult to be an equal-opportunity skeptic and infinitely harder to make informed decisions about her son’s treatment: chemophobia. An irrational fear of chemicals, which drives her to let a friend of a friend—a social worker and massage therapist—prescribe her son’s drug treatment.
    […]curing_chemophobia_don_t_buy_the_alternative_medicine_in_the_boy_with_a.html
  • http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lu308jMkrz1qe0eclo1_r33_500.gif
    IWDRM is a gallery of living movie stills, opened since october 2010.
    http://iwdrm.tumblr.com/
  • A fascinating look at the Alawis: the group which the Assad family are from
    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/analysis/analysis_20130204-2100a.mp3
  • The Pain of Paying.

    • Why paying with cash for a nice dinner feels worse than paying with a credit card
    • How AOL underestimated internet usage with a change in pricing structure
    • How to get maximum enjoyment from your vacation