Jewish date: 19 Tishri 5771 (Parashath Bere’shith).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Ancestor Appreciation Day, Banned Book Week, World Tourism Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Stand Up for Veterans - They Stood Up for Us - The Petition Site”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Dying to Eat: A Graphical View of U.S. Obesity”
- “Insect Dinners - Waiter, There’s Soup in My Bug”: I cannot make something like this up.
Image featuring the insidious substance via WikipediaToday’s weird thing is “Bread Kills!”, which is a very silly illustration of bad epidemiological reasoning, specifically that fallacies of equating correlation with causation and the assumption that preceding alone is a proof of causation. Enjoy and share the weirdness.