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