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Righteous Among Nations

“Whosoever saves a single life, saves an entire universe” In Memoriam Stephen T. Johns, Righteous Among Nations

Kansas doctor gunned down

A Kansas doctor who performs abortions was murdered today at his church. I’ll leave it to others to discuss the long history of this doctor’s part in the abortion debate; what I want to show you today is the transparent lies told by the murderous group Operation Rescue. “We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing…

Cancer, cults, and kids

I’ve been reluctant to write about the Daniel Hauser case. I don’t even want to imagine what his parents are going through. If you’re not a parent, I can’t explain it to you, so you’ll have to trust me—having a kid with a life-threatening illness can drive you to do the unimaginable. And what Daniel’s…

Things that bug me

Blogging requires a thick skin. So does life, so I don’t get personally worked up about shit that happens on line. But some things do piss me off.

Obama terrorizes Notre Dame

So, President Obama is getting an honorary degree and giving a commencement address at the University of Notre Dame, and some folks aren’t too happy about that. Why? The stated reasons is his support of limited abortion rights. Let’s examine why this stance is hypocritical and nonsensical, then examine the real reasons for the protests.…

In a recent post, Dr. Free Ride made some excellent points about conflict of interest and medical professionalism (emphasis mine): What I find more interesting, and problematic, here is [the authors’] unexamined premise that it is a bad thing that medical experts have a certain kind of monopoly. Indeed, their monopoly is recognized by the…

Minnesota’s dimwitted gift to humanity, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R–but did you have to ask?) had this to say regarding swine flu (H/T Steph Z): I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President…

Democracy—you’re doing it wrong

OK, OK, so the U.S. isn’t a democracy per se but really a representative democracy, with a federalist set up. Still, most of us understand the basic idea of a democratic, federalist republic, right? The ultimate power resides with the citizens, who vote for representatives who, well, represent our interests in the seat of federal…

The death and rebirth of vitalism

One of the common themes in biology and medicine is the feeling that somehow there must be more. Creationist cults simply know that life must be more than matter, and mind-body dualists (which includes most alternative medicine advocates) are certain that humans are more than an “ugly bag of mostly water” (sorry for the geek…

The money quote is near the end

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