Teaching Angela to Appreciate History
Despite silly claims to the contrary, Comet Elenin was never going to kill us all. It’s now gone past its closest approach to earth (in pieces) having done… nothing (to earth, at least).
There is a hoax email doing the roads claiming that an attached video shows a killer whale taking a man as he walks in the surf. It is a hoax, and the video is actually (an admittedly baffling) advertisement.
The Daily Maverick had a chiropractic FAIL in its First Thing newsletter on October 17th. Chiropractic isn’t a mainstream medical speciality, but dangerous nonsense. And despite the Chiropractic Association of SA claims about lower back pain, chiropractic doesn’t actually work for that condition.
Apparently, the South African Football Association hired a sangoma to magic a win for Bafana Bafana (SA’s soccer team) against France during the 2010 World Cup. Now this sangoma says he’s not been paid his R90 000 (~US$11,000) and that Bafana won’t win any games until he gets his money.
Links of the Week
“You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.” ~ Carl Sagan, Contact.
Pretoria SiTP on October 22nd.
Visit to Maropeng on October 29th.