Tuesday, March 22, 2005

If America Is Richer, Why Are Its Families So Much Less Secure?

Los Angeles Times

Just read this series from the LA Times, its not necessarily related tothe Philippines but, I think this stories are relevant to us, specially in this age of globalization.

the blurb for the series runs thus:

" Los Angeles Times reporter Peter G. Gosselin has spent the last year examining an American paradox: Why so many families report being financially less secure even as the nation has grown more prosperous. The answer lies in a quarter-century-long shift of economic risks from the broad shoulders of business and government to the backs of working families. Safety nets that once protected Americans from economic turbulence — safeguards like unemployment compensation and employer loyalty — have eroded or vanished. Familes are more vulnerable to sudden shifts in the economy than any time since the Great Depression. The result is a daunting "New Deal" for many working Americans — one that compels them to cope, largely on their own, with financial forces far beyond their control."

Monday, March 21, 2005

BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Homeopathy: The Test

BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Homeopathy: The Test

Seeing that the article about 13 things that do not make sense has homeopathy (4th thing that does not make sense) seeming to be true, I now give you links to experiments that prove that homeopathy is utter bunk.

This links to a description of a BBC program "Horizon" where they tested homeopathy, with the help of James Randi in setting the protocol.

you can also read more about James Randi in his page


and here are some links on his take on the horizon study


To repeat homeopathy does not work. Do not be deceived

New Scientist 13 things that do not make sense - Features

New Scientist 13 things that do not make sense - Features

Thought you might like to read this article. FYI the 13 things are

1 The placebo effect
2 The horizon problem
3 Ultra-energetic cosmic rays
4 Belfast homeopathy results
5 Dark matter
6 Viking's methane
7 Tetraneutrons
8 The Pioneer anomaly
9 Dark energy
10 The Kuiper cliff
11 The Wow signal
12 Not-so-constant constants
13 Cold fusion