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The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … Continue reading
In a report that should surprise no one, a draft paper by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) concluded that homoeopathy is useless. The committee, composed of physicians, pharmacists, and academics, worked under the following guidelines:
We all know the story of Noah and his ark. The latest interpretation of the myth is currently the top box-office movie. But what if Noah really did have two of everything? Before antibiotics too.
I have severe depression, and I have had a heart attack. Yes, my father was only in his mid-fifties when he had his first, so I had some genetics against me. However, I had also been taking anti-depressants and anti-psychotics … Continue reading
There have been many serious criticisms levelled against pharmaceutical companies for hiding negative results and promoting dubious claims of efficacy and safety of the drugs they manufacture. They have been able to get away with this at least partly because … Continue reading
A new paper calls for “double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.” Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials Gordon C S Smith, Jill P Pell Introduction The parachute … Continue reading
When people think of Prince Edward Island, one of the first thing that comes to mind is Anne of Green Gables, the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. In movies, television, and musicals, Anne has been portrayed as a feisty, … Continue reading
As a follow up to yesterdays post on Christian Persecution, here’s some info on what it’s like to be an atheist. Saudi Arabia has declared all atheists to be terrorists. Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which … Continue reading
The Christian religion is built upon tales of persecution and martyrdom. From the earliest days of conflicts with Jews and Romans, Christians have often clashed with ruling classes. Some of this persecution complex is based upon facts and some on revisionist … Continue reading
The twin cities could have been saved.