Friday Links

1. ASCII Delimited text. I somehow did not know about this.

2. The evidence for “salt is bad for your health” is pretty shaky. I’ll say it again: the science of nutrition is very shaky and given that this is what most people hear of as science, the credibility of science as a whole suffers.

3. On Phineas Cage, the famous “metal-rod-through-the-head patient”

Recent historical work, however, suggests that much of the canonical Gage story is hogwash, a mélange of scientific prejudice, artistic license, and outright fabrication.

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