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Labels and Group Warfare (Part 2)

Sometimes one group finds it useful to appropriate the label used by another group and adopt it as their own.  Those who called themselves liberals 200 years ago most likely would today identify with the label classical liberals or libertarian to better distinguish...

Labels and Ultimate Truth (Part 3)

Our country was founded more than anything else on the premise of basic individual freedoms, including freedom  of religion, which also had to include freedom from religion, for those so inclined.  Most of those who came to this country were...

Book Review: Unaccountable–What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care by Dr. Marty Makary

  Most Americans have been a hospital patient—probably more than once.  Very few have any awareness of the fact that entering a hospital is one of the most dangerous actions of a lifetime.  Not because there are a lot of bad people in there with the intent...

“Skepticism of Science Isn’t Supported by Facts”, editorial by Prof. Karl Dieter, Clemson University (reprinted by permission)

Accusing NASA officials of lying, a recent writer imagines Voyager I’s exploration of the solar system as a massive fraud because of frequently lost cell phone communication and satellite TV reception illustrating beliefs immune to facts or discerning knowledge....