If It Happened There: Traditional Beliefs and Distrust of Authority Fueling Disease Outbreak - Slate http://www.slate.com/blogs... - how the media would cover the measles outbreak if it were in a foreign country
"The anti-vax and climate ‘skeptic’ strains of science denial have been with us for more than a decade. Until now, however, it's all seemed a bit theoretical ... But now along comes an outbreak of a once-beaten disease and — surprise — we suddenly see that science denial has actual real-world consequences, because it’s about the actual real world…"
The current scientific theory of creation requires us to assume that all of this arose from a random quantum fluctuation that got expanded to massive scale by cosmological inflation. It doesn't require the existence of an underlying purpose or a superhuman entity guiding creation, but it doesn't preclude it either.
"The procedure is performed as follows. Keep the patient supine and still to avoid potentially disrupting a stable pelvic hematoma. Obtain a baseline abdominal radiograph (KUB) and ensure the film captures the entire course of the urethra and bladder…."
Unexplained phenomena Part VI: so the electric toothbrush that I'd given up for dead back in December (but which—because I am a hoarder—had not yet thrown away) decided to come back to life in the middle of the night for no particular reason except to scare the crap out of me.
Unexplained phenomena Part V: woke up this morning to find a large puddle in the middle of the room downstairs. It wasn't next to a wall and the ceiling above it wasn't wet. It was enough water to completely saturate two bath towels.