August 10, 2010
A few things that I don’t want to write a full blog post about.
Don’t blame the rocks: China Mieville on why all diamonds are blood diamonds.
Herd immunity continues to be a good idea: I’ve never understood why they only give Gardasil to girls. If the vaccine works, it should be administered to everyone who can transmit the virus: vaccines in general work much better that way. Now it turns out that HPV can cause throat cancer (details of its transmission are left as an exercise for the reader). In both men and woman. So why not immunise everyone?
Finally: Monday next week I’m starting a lecturing position at Ecoquest International. I’m looking forward to it.