Category Archives: Science and Politics

Thoughts on the Pill and Promiscuity

What “The Pill” Did (on CNN.com) (***WARNING: I’m gonna talk about sex. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.***) It’s the 50th anniversary of “The Pill” this year. Whether you believe the Pill to be one of the single … Continue reading

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Is there a place for faith in science?

I know it’s been awhile. Working full time keeps me pretty busy, and when I get home from work I usually don’t want to blog. But today I read an opinion article on CNN.com that made me feel the call … Continue reading

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More Things Science Can Do…and It’s Okay!

Per the suggestion of a friend, albeit one that came about three weeks ago, I’ve decided to write an entry about how theories can be supplanted when new ones that make more sense and come with more evidence are proposed. … Continue reading

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Read the New Guidelines

As an addendum to my previous post, here is a link at which you can read the NIH’s new guidelines as well as the reasoning behind the guidelines. The guidelines are relatively easy to read, and they do not require … Continue reading

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Final Stem Cell Guidelines Released

Yesterday the NIH released the final guidelines for embryonic stem cell research in the United States. President Obama lifted the previous administration’s restrictions back in February but left it up to the NIH to determine the guidelines for ES research. … Continue reading

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The Problem With Science…

…is that most people don’t understand it. I think one of the reasons evolution is such a controversial topic is because people do not understand the meaning of the word theory. The scientific definition of “theory” is as follows: a … Continue reading

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Comic of the Week

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