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C4 and the Lamentable Kitchen Pharmacy

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Many of us have an anecdote or family story we’ve never checked into because we don’t want to learn that it isn’t true. Sometimes, the motives are that we want to avoid humiliation but frequently it’s because it’s a good story as it stands but would lose something in the re-telling if it were accurate. How many people acknowledge that Simon Singh’s version of 9 Million Bicycles is more rigorous and logical but still prefer Katie Melua’s version if only because it scans better?

C4 must like to believe that chlorophyll is just like haemoglobin. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by oatmealts

January 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm