Dream Theater

Thanks to my cousin Amir, I attended a great concert with Dream Theater yesterday in Aarhus. Also great to watch live Animals for Leaders and two other bands. A great birthday present!

Djurs Sommerland

I går tog min familie og jeg til Djurs Sommerland. Det var en pragtfuld (og varm) dag, hvor pigerne og jeg hyggede rigtig meget. Vi har prøvet nogle af de vildeste rutjebaner som Dragekongen og Tigeren. Det var rystende, chokerende og chokerende god oplevelse! 🙂 En fanstastisk start på sommerferien.

Luther

Det tog mig mere end et år, måske endda to, til at komme i gang med den britiske tv-serie Luther. Den er ikke nem at blive glad for, nok på grund af stemningen og fortælingsteknikken i den, men når man er færdig med at se de første seks afsnit og den første sæson, bliver man endelig hooked. Selv om serien ikke bringer en masse nye og revolutionerende historier, er den fængende, hvis man er altså i besiddelse af tålmodighed.

Og så er det også rigtigt, i hvertfald for mig, at vi “understreger ofte observationer, der bekræfter vores syn på verden”.

The Truth About Dentistry

This is something that I suspected for a long time. The Atlantic’s Farris Jabr is taking a look at how often do we need to see a dentist.

Among other problems, dentistry’s struggle to embrace scientific inquiry has left dentists with considerable latitude to advise unnecessary procedures—whether intentionally or not. The standard euphemism for this proclivity is overtreatment. Favored procedures, many of which are elaborate and steeply priced, include root canals, the application of crowns and veneers, teeth whitening and filing, deep cleaning, gum grafts, fillings for “microcavities”—incipient lesions that do not require immediate treatment—and superfluous restorations and replacements, such as swapping old metal fillings for modern resin ones. Whereas medicine has made progress in reckoning with at least some of its own tendencies toward excessive and misguided treatment, dentistry is lagging behind.