P.S., Hi! Trying to catch up...
I possibly shouldn't, but I'm taking an hour off tonight to watch the Frontline Doctumentary The Child Cases. It's on a topic I researched in law school: the so-called "shaken baby syndrome" that the medical community has increasingly come to believe simply does not exist. I'm sure many of you have heard of Louise Woodward, the British nanny who was convicted of shaking Matthew Eapen to death, but you probably hadn't heard - I certainly hadn't - that the medical expert who testified against her in that case has become one of the foremost critics of "shaken baby syndrome." He now states with medical certaintly that Matthew's death could not have been caused by shaking. [Whoops! Sorry we ruined your life, Louise!]
Less fortunate than Louise Woodward are the people portrayed in The Child Cases, one of whom is still serving a sixty year sentence.The story of "shaken baby syndrome" reminds me a lot of the faulty "arson" "science" that resulted in Cameron Todd Willingham'swrongful execution. Two things in particular jump out at me:
So, frolicndetour, your LiveJournal reveals…
You are… 4% unique (blame, for example, your interest in kara/flippy ship), 26% peculiar, 36% interesting, 15% normal and 19% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.
(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 78% of other LJers.)