THE JOYFUL REDUCTION OF UNCERTAINTY

Yearly Archives: 2018

Cost Disease In Medicine: The Practical Perspective

Sometimes I imagine quitting my job and declaring war on cost disease in medicine. I would set up a practice with a name like Cheap-O Psychiatry. The corny name would be important. It would be a statement of values. It … Continue reading

Open Thread 104.25

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Contra Caplan On Arbitrary Deploring

Last year, Bryan Caplan wrote about what he called The Unbearable Arbitrariness Of Deploring: Let’s start with the latest scandal. People all over the country – indeed, the world – have recently discovered that many celebrities are habitual sexual harassers. … Continue reading

The GATTACA Trilogy

[Few people realize that the 1997 cult hit GATTACA was actually just the first film in a three-movie trilogy. The final two movies, directed by the legendary Moira LeQuivalence, were flops which only stayed in theaters a few weeks and … Continue reading

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OT104: Antelopen Thread

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page). Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. You … Continue reading

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Open Thread 103.75

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Links 6/18: Linkonberry Jam

Scientists Share The Worst Stock Photos Of Their Jobs. A subreddit for somnivexillology, the study of flags that appear in dreams. In 1962, a pair of con artists claimed to be representatives of the Incan gods and used their charisma … Continue reading

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Open Thread 103.5

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HPPD And The Specter Of Permanent Side Effects

I recently worked with a man who took LSD once in college and never stopped hallucinating. It’s been ten years now and it’s still going. We can control it with medication, but take the meds away and it starts right … Continue reading

Open Thread 103.25

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