This is Not the Way Science Works

 

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I see it almost every day: A new study claims…, well whatever it happens to be depending on the day of the week. Most that I read predict some sort of doom-and-gloom for the human race. Some of them actually receive notice on the television networks. Think about it: a single study because national news. Whether it’s in print or on television, it’s rare that a single dissenting voice of the study is heard. What we’re looking at, I think, is a sort of scientific activism within those hallowed halls of journalism. We constantly see studies telling us we’re all going to die unless we all get on board and do something about climate change. What we never hear about are studies showing that, yes, the planet is warning, but it’s nothing to worry about. There are many of those studies but because it doesn’t fit the specific narrative we’re supposed to buy into, we rarely, if ever hear about it.

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Vaccinate Your Kids, Idiots!

 

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This will be my third blog for the day, but I just read something that is very disturbing to me. I don’t understand, and never have, the refusal of parents to have their children vaccinated against diseases that are easily prevented. Here we are though, in the 21st century, where a lot of people receive their information about medicine, and other science, via Google University or whatever outlet suits their bias on whatever topic is presented.

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Liars: Entitled, and Privileged

 

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My friend Sarah Braasch has a blog. If you’re unaware of it, here’s a link to it. I’ve written quite a few words about what happened to her. I won’t provide the links here, most of you have probably already read my posts. If you haven’t use the “Search” on the homepage here and look her up. I wasn’t going to write anything about her or her situation, at least in the near term. I thought I had said most of what I could for now. But today, she had a post of her emails between herself and Yale that made me respond, “Wow!”.

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I Don’t ‘Believe’ in Science

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I read a headline the other day from Harrison Ford who state that we need to elect candidates that believe in science. Of course that’s a dig at Republicans who are regularly accused by the other side of not accepting scientific evidence. Yes, he’s just an actor and I rarely ever consider anything some entertainer says because in this case especially, it would be nice if those making statements like this actually understood basic science.

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