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Early Blood Transfusion

The early years of the scientific revolution, humanity’s first poke at addressing the real world sans our traditional superstitious blinders, were not nearly so wholly embraced with the urgency we might today expect. Seventeenth century medicine was still informed exclusively … Continue reading

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On “This Changes Everything”

Every decade or so, Naomi Klein produces a massive work, analyzing something of particular importance to the sociopolitical realm in Western culture. Her newest book, “This Changes Everything”, concentrates on the sociopolitical realities of climate change. It is not a … Continue reading

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On the History of History

One of the most perplexing challenges of historical research is that of figuring out exactly how to extract fictional revisions from accounts of actual fact. Unlike scientific works, which aim to reveal “what is”, and thus function independent of human … Continue reading

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The Conundrum

David Owen of The New Yorker explains in his 2012 book The Conundrum how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse. I scanned through a handful of Amazon reviews of the book, … Continue reading

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On Psychology

Despite its rather dubious origins in the late 19th century, popularized as it was by the the nasal sex obsessed Sigmund Freud, psychology became an important field of study throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Early efforts at understanding the … Continue reading

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For the Good of the People

It is always a challenge in an ostensibly secular, but often overtly religious country to publicly address the purported divide between church and state. While the actual wording of the US Constitution does not explicitly state any such separation, Thomas … Continue reading

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Remedies for Climate Change

Consistent falsehoods promoted through American media and politicians notwithstanding, the theory of human-caused climate change has attained widespread acceptance throughout the scientific disciplines. While there are a handful of legitimate climatologists who are skeptical about Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), that … Continue reading

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