Author Archives: peicurmudgeon

Quick Takes on GMOs

A couple of articles showed up in my feed today about GMOs. The first from an Illinois farmer describes how seed corn is raised and the care that is taken to avoid cross-pollination with neighbours’ crops. Growing seed corn (the … Continue reading

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Babymetal

Genres and labels in art are meant to be bent, broken, and fused. Otherwise, nothing new would be created. Sometimes, the fusion is of two forms that seem totally at odds, and the result is unexpectedly amazing. In this vein, … Continue reading

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On Being pedantic

I am often (rightly) accused of being pedantic. It’s something I try to twist into humour with varying degrees of success. However, it is something I will talk about.

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I Fucking Love Science Fucked Up on Supplements for Depression

Just like millions of other people on the internet I fucking love “I Fucking Love Science”. Their Facebook page has over 18 million likes, and much of what shows up is interesting, fascinating, and mostly on the money. Recently however, one post … Continue reading

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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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