Bits & Bytes
- Warning! Open heart surgery can be hazardous to your
health!--On November 3, the Associated Press quoted Dr. John Klein of
of Rochester school of medicine as saying the revelation of Arthur Ashe's
HIV status was a "seminal event" in educating people on how to avoid HIV
through safer sex. Ashe contracted HIV through a blood transfusion.
- Just how dumb are we?--The November 10 National Review
reports on a science project where a 14-year old student explained how
dihydrogen monoxide is a major component of acid rain, may be lethal if
inhaled, and causes severe burns in gaseous form. When surveyed, 86% of
people who saw the project would favor a ban on this substance, which
happens to be water. Ralph Nader would be proud.
- IDS helping to fill ZBT scavenger hunt?--One week after it
announced the expulsion of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity for a scavenger hunt
list including "a picture of two chicks making out," the front page of
the IDS featured two pictures of female couples kissing at an OUT
- Since when is opposing child abuse the trait of a "right-wing
demagogue"?--In its November issue, the Bloomington Beacon
refers to Judith Reisman as a "right-wing demagogue" in an interview with
an official from the Kinsey institute. Reisman's "sin" of attacking the
Kinsey institute was for a topic we would hope the Beacon would
agree with, that children cannot be experimented on to get "scientific"