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How Quacks are Created

Although the captions says that being a doctor used to be more fun, this same type of attitude is found in pseudoscientists everywhere. For example we have the guy who is promoting homeopathic sound as a treatment or prevent the onset … Continue reading

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Liberal Catholics

I very often criticize the Catholic Church for its numerous shortcomings on human rights and paedophilia (among many others). It is important to note that most of these shortcomings are the teachings of the Church and the pronouncements from the … Continue reading

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Liberal Muslims

Many people think of Islam as a monolithic religion with two main groups, the Sunnis and Shi-ites, battling it out for fundamentalist supremacy. Just like Christianity and other religions, there are differing degrees of modernism among believers, and with some … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana and Pain

The arguments for legalizing marijuana are overwhelming, only being delayed by governments that get elected on a ‘tough on crime’ stance. This despite the fact that legalizing or decriminalizing pot would allow police to focus on crimes that cause more … Continue reading

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It’s always about sex

Animals reproduce. That’s their primary function, and many things they do can be interpreted through the lens of sex. Perhaps that’s just a way of anthropomorphizing.

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Pro-Choice PEI video

Here’s a new video promoting abortion access as a right for all women—including those living on PEI. This is a basic medical service for women that the PEI government refuses to offer. Again and again we have seen that abortion … Continue reading

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“Balanced” and “Unbalanced” Journalism

Journalists and editors seem to insist on balanced reporting. This involves statements from different sides of an argument, but too often doesn’t involve any fact checking. Jay Rosen at PressThink has an example on an accusation of plagiarism against Rick … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

I’ve had a summer of home renovations, parties, company, and beach, so blogging dropped to a very low priority. These activities took precedence:  

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Deep sea Cnidarian

There are approximately 9,000 species of Cnidarians. They are familiar to us as jellyfish and corals and one of the characteristics of the phylum is the nematocysts that can inject poison through human skin making the pelagic types the bane of swimmers … Continue reading

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Bathroom Breaks in Movies

With Season 4 of the Game of Thrones behind us, we realize that people only use the toilet in movies when the plot demands it. In fact, without doing a count, I suspect people have sex more often than they … Continue reading

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