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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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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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Ins and Outs of Stem Cell Research

Right now I work in the Human Body Gallery at the Science Museum of Minnesota. One of our exhibits is some information about two types of stem cell research (embryonic and adult), and also a video with seven differing opinions on embryonic stem cell research. There are also two large binders filled with visitor comments on the question “Should we use embryonic stem cells in research?” After reading these replies, most of which were influenced by incorrect, misguided information, there are a few things I need to clarify. Continue reading

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Roald Dahl Weighs in on Anti-Vaccine Debate

23 years ago, Roald Dahl (author of such books as Matilda, The BFG, and James and the Giant Peach), made a statement in support of vaccination of children. I thought you might want to read what he had to say.

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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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Locking Down Facebook

If you haven’t been living under a rock the past four years (omg…has it really been 4 years since the beginning of Facebook?), you know that social networking is where it’s at. It is becoming increasingly important, as new college … Continue reading

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Comic of the Week

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