It is nice to be proud of the achievements of people who are the same as you. If an atheists wins something we are happy. If an Indian wins something we are happy. If a Brit wins something we are happy. But WINNING something isn’t the same as supporting something solely because it is local.
Tag Archive: Medicine
Aug 09 2013
Aug 04 2013
“The trickiest thing with this vaccine is something called Original Antigenic Sin. To give a very simplified explanation, the immune response to the vaccine is incomplete and therefore the vaccinated can still carry and transmit the bacteria. This may also explain why vaccination “immunity” doesn’t last as long as natural immunity. What makes it really …
Jul 25 2013
During FTB CONscience, Lisandra (Aron Ra’s wife) ran a panel on Asians in freethought. I did not attend it (you would have noticed really) because I had work that day. The time difference ruled me out. And one of the things she mentioned later was about woo and quackery aimed at Asians.
Jul 16 2013
American women have lost a great deal of freedom in the past few weeks. All across the USA various states are planning to either reduce funding to bodies such as Planned Parenthood or to try and make abortions more difficult to perform and obtain. South Dakota has passed laws to reduce the period of abortion …
Jul 14 2013
Wendy Davis has become a house hold name for her epic filibuster. On Friday, Senators convened to debate the Texas Abortion Bill. But one thing missing? The objections this time were simply ignored. The Texas Abortion bill is a religious bill. I don’t think anyone is a fan of abortion. It is a medical procedure. …
Jul 01 2013
Miri from Brute Reason has asked me to snork her work. It’s a post calling for a veto of a proposed abortion bill in Ohio. And I figured I could expand on what she wrote and write something educational… and then snork it.
Jun 17 2013
Part of the anti-vaccine movement’s strength is that the majority of diseases we vaccinate for are thankfully rare these days. So it’s easy for them to say “Oh! That thing? Yeah it’s harmless! Proper diet and cleanliness is what you need! Not those doctors and their knives! Bloody scaremongerers! Don’t you know they are rich! …
Jun 16 2013
This is a project I wanted to do for a while. Basically? Anti-Vax vs. Vaccination is a major problem in a large part of the developing world. Quackery movements in general are meshed together. And as I always say, the best ammunition against them is education. So I figure we should discuss some common diseases. …