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Forum: Diavlog comments 08-29-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,839
Posted By anexpat
Re: Science Saturday: Radioactive Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

George:

As a cancer epidemiologist, I have a few comments:

I have heard the statistic that 50% of smokers will die of a condition caused by their smoking (perhaps that is the statistic Abdicate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-10-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,394
Posted By anexpat
Homework answer

Smallpox.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-02-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,176
Posted By anexpat
Re: Disharmonic Convergence (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bob: Please don’t chalk up the rates of AIDS in Africa to “promiscuity,” an alarmingly judgmental term, not to mention an inaccurate one. There actually is NOT evidence that Africans have more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-28-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,372
Posted By anexpat
Re: Our Very Especial Thanksgiving Edition

a technical note:

sociopathy is a phenotype, not a genotype.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-18-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,300
Posted By anexpat
Re: Wacky Historical Footnote Edition

I enjoyed the diavlog. But Spitzer for NY Senate? I recoil in horror.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 08-31-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,550
Posted By anexpat
Re: Streaming/Downloads

For some reason, as I listen to BHT, my feed often poops out and dies, and I see the video attempting to buffer, sometimes for minutes or even hours at a time-- I have walked away from my computer...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-28-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 50,885
Posted By anexpat
Re: Diavlog for One

If we are a people so thoroughly and 100% driven by sex, which Ann asserts is solved by marriage, how does she explain the dropping marriage rate and the trend towards delaying marriage?
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Forum: Diavlog comments 06-15-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,803
Posted By anexpat
Re: Science Saturday: Avoiding Catastrophic Boredom

Based on personal experience, I thought the quest for a machine to do language translations was an apt metaphor for both the hopefulness of technology vs. the horrible, crushing reality of what...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-27-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 72,683
Posted By anexpat
Spitzer and diseased logic

Seriously, Bob? The more you pay for hookers, disease is not a probability? Are you insane? Its attitudes like this that give us STD epidemics.

And you have really never heard of HPV? Which,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-27-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,859
Posted By anexpat
Flu virus transmissability and temperature

Hi, I'm an epidemiologist and I enjoyed hearing an epidemiology-related subject in the science Saturday discussion.

My comment is: If flu virus is more transmissible in cool, dry weather, one...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-08-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,013
Posted By anexpat
Re: The Death of Old Media

Plus there is a problem with sound quality. Hirschorn is speaking clearly into a mic but Jon Fine doesn't appear to be close enough to one.
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