dKos' DarkSyde has been publishing a great series called "Science Friday", in which he explains a variety of science topics in ways that are easy for us non-scientists to get our heads around. Of particular note are his explanations of evolutionary mechanisms, and in them he's done a fabulous job refuting some of the utter crap asserted by ID proponents. As such, I got hooked on his diaries and make them part of my Friday menu.
Today's piece is no exception in terms of quality, though the topic is a little less hard science and more socio-political import. In discussing the HPV virus, the developments in vaccine technology, and the religious-right's catastrophically absurd opposition to wide-spread vaccination, he touches a topic near & dear to my heart. Not only is the writing absolutely superb, but it's a great primer if you're unfamiliar with HPV.
Get this on your "must read" list, and forward the link on to your friends and family. This is the kind of topic that's apt to wind its way into your local school board or PTA discussions, as mandatory vaccination for all girls (and boys?) is being advocated by people of reason and opposed by idiot Thumpers.