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Wild Ride - Paraplegic Injured on Roller Coaster Loses Jury Verdict (CA)

Rogers v. Magic Mountain, LLC (California)

Plaintiff was involved in an accident in 1996, which caused him to suffer from paraplegia and related medical complications.  In 2010, he rode the X2 “4th Dimension” roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, an amusement park in Valencia, California.   422 more words

Assumption Of Risk

Exploring genetic causation in biology

by John McLaughlin

In both popular culture and the technical literature in biology, the word “genetic” is ubiquitous. Despite its common usage and universal recognition, discussions centered around this concept usually leave its meaning taken for granted. 2,009 more words


Whence Comes Law

Yesterday, June 21st, 2015, I went to my local park. I often go to the park, but this day was different. Yesterday was the annual gay pride parade, which starts at my local park and goes to other places in my city. 1,015 more words


Better Living Through Chocolate?

Of all the food and drink we take the most pleasure in imbibing, red wine and chocolate seem to gather the most scientific (and indeed… 702 more words

News Stories

Book-loving hedonists and alienated intellectuals: why readers need to settle down about reading

I love book culture.  I love book blogs (obviously?) and book festivals, and readings, and #FridayReads and #amreading. I do not love the way we book people talk about ourselves, though.  1,228 more words

Correlation is not causation

I was waiting at the corner the other day and a man approached with his daughter. The kid looked about four or five years old. She started to cross the street and he said ‘No, don’t cross it’s green, here press the button.’ So she pressed the button and the light changed and the dad said, ‘See it works! 324 more words