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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Sunspots 581

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:


Christianity:
Cal Thomas, a Christian, and a politically conservative columnist, who interviewed Mr. Trump a few weeks before Dobson's statement, is skeptical of his reported conversion.

A columnist in Relevant argues that when Jesus said that the poor will always be with you, He didn't mean that we shouldn't do something about them, or, really, that poverty was a necessary condition.

Health: National Public Radio reports on the use of virtual reality (VR) in seriously incapacitated patients, who seem to be responding well to VR.

NPR also reports on various kinds of gifts to doctors by drug companies and device makers, which, unfortunately, may influence those doctors to prescribe treatments that aren't in the patient's best interest. Hospitals in Southern states are most likely to have such influences.

Wired tells us that it's OK, healthwise, anyway, to eat boogers.

Politics: Wired on how the Benghazi report is presented, and interpreted, in accord with our pre-existing biases. 

Sports: FiveThirty Eight (and other sources) argues that Pat Summitt, recently deceased Tennessee women's basketball coach, was the greatest college women's basketball coach of all time. Others have gone further, and said that she was the greatest college basketball coach, period.


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3 comments:

FancyHorse said...

I am skeptical, too, along with Cal Thomas. It was on June 28 that I posted my thoughts regarding Dr. Dobson's claim, and James Dobson posted the article I quoted on June 27. I haven't yet seen anything done or said by Mr. Trump that convinces me that his conversion was real.

Regarding the Wired report, I try to find the more impartial sources, but it's not easy.

Martin LaBar said...

I'm also skeptical, although, of course, it's not up to me.

No, it's not easy.

Thank you!

FancyHorse said...

No, it's not up to us at all, thank God.