Just a quick missive to wish all science colleagues everywhere seasons greetings!
In looking at a quick end-of year roundup there have been some excellent science humor events. I see this year’s IgNoble Awards had another round of worthy winners. See: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2015. My favourite has to be the research team who tested the theory that nearly all mammals empty their bladders in about 21 seconds (plus or minus 13 seconds)! On similar lines I see that the Canadian Association of Witch Doctors has announced its 2015 Dr. Woo Awards. The categories for awards are worth a visit to the website alone.
And lastly a US colleague (Linda Rosa, of that famous debunking Therapeutic Touch paper) put me on to a new line of clothing for the most discerning nurse. Just in time for that last minute seasonal gift. Yes indeed, Jean Watson has now a complete line of mystical nursing clothing available at: https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/the-caring-store/watson-caring-science-koi-intentional-clothing/ I must say, the lab coats look like something out of a 60’s sci-fi series, and I am almost tempted. It does look like Caring Caritas is on the verge of turning into a full-blown new-age TV evangelist religion, complete with mystic cult leader. Anyhow, you have to give JW credit for the sheer commercial chutzpah though, and amazingly all that tautological nonsense still seems to go down very well in nursing academia.
Perhaps we should consider, being is the centre of not-being and at this time of year we should centre our human-becoming in not-becomingness to fully experience maximum maximumness for inner selflessness. Ommm to all, and all the best for 2016.
Onwards and Upwards