Tag Archives: yes i do have opinions

Why Not Happily Ever After?

I’ve been thinking about marriage a lot lately. My little brother is getting married on Friday, good friends from middle school (!!) got married in June, friends from college got married on July 3rd, and I just went to another … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Genetic Testing

Yesterday during a slow period at work I took a poll on one of our computers about genetic testing, specifically pre-natal testing. Some of the questions inspired me to write a piece on the topic. 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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