And in the wake of this, now it seems that Jenny McCarthy's son doesn't have autism!
McCarthy was interviewed for an article in Time Magazine which asserts that her son Evan actually suffers from a rare condition called Landau-Kleffner syndrome. The biggest proof of this is that Evan has gotten better, when in reality there is no cure for autism.
Booth Gardener, who was a former governor of Washington state, and is a Parkinson’s Disease sufferer was also a strong proponent for legalization of Euthanasia based on his own personal wish to end his life with dignity. The former governor was key in getting the law passed in Washington State - just recently a movie made about Booth Gardener’s campaign entitled, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner was nominated for an Academy Award.
"Bras cause cancer" is one of those persistent rumors that as far as I can tell exists solely because of the internet. I wonder how these crazy BS health rumors survived before the internet? At any rate, as far as I can tell, half the internet believes it.
Only problem is: it's not true. Bras do not cause cancer.
In 2001, a study showed that 30% of patients have taken the pharmaceutical companies “helpful advice” to “ask your doctor” for a particular drug; of the patients who requested a specific drug “as advertised”, 44% were prescribed that drug by their doctor, which demonstrates the both the gullibility of the average TV viewer and the insidiousness of the pharmaceutical industry.
As anyone who has watched the show knows, everyone smokes like crazy on Alaskan fishing vessels. Captain Harris even had a scare in a recent season when he started coughing up blood, and x-rays showed a spot on his lungs. Nevertheless, he kept smoking. I well remember a poignant scene of Captain Harris standing out on the sidewalk of the Anchorage hospital, wheeling his IV cart before him, just another smoke break.
I just read a fascinating NYT article which focused on embodied cognition, which is basically the relationship between our minds and bodies; and according to Wikipedia, is setting off a firestorm in both the philosophy world and the world of AI.