Christmas science

No doubt science fetishists will attempt to give science credit for this amazing scientific breakthrough too, since it involves saving lives:

The New Yorker is running a piece by Atul Gawande that starts by describing the everyday miracles that can be achieved in a modern medical intensive care unit, and ends by making a case for a simple and inexpensive way to save 28,000 lives per year in US ICUs, at a one-time cost of a few million dollars. This medical miracle is the checklist.

Note the category… who knew that Santa Claus was a scientist?