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Why Is Jonathan Simms Still Alive?. As a result of mad-cow disease, this 18-year-old lost the ability to move or speak, and his doctors said he would soon lose his life. But his father had other ideas. By Lisa Belkin. [New York Times: Science]
Quite a powerful story about a father’s love and persistence. But the thing that continues to baffle me most about the “mad cow” story is that someone actually thought it would make sense to feed ground up herbivores to herbivores.