The practice of breastfeeding is as old as, well, mankind. Few functions could be considered more natural, and few biologic functions work as well. It […]
From One Extreme to the Other…
I hear an awful lot about swinging pendulums. As medicine, politics, or almost anything goes from one extreme to the other, we are told that […]
Dreams of a Better World…
Imagine living in a different world, a world where our children are not pumped full of dangerous toxins and chemicals at the doctor’s office; a […]
Appeal to Experience, or Insight versus Awareness
A common fallacy we all make is the appeal to accomplishment. This occurs when we claim that an opinion or idea is invalid because the […]
Oh my …. Really?
It’s ironic that a journal that’s supposed to combat high blood pressure is doing its best to raise mine with this click bait. A study […]
Imagine waking up tomorrow morning and finding a world you don’t know. Everything isn’t as it should be. Things that should be good are now […]
Frequency of the word “post-truth” in news stories according to Google Trends (spike is in Nov. 2016) Since the 2016 election, the term post-truth has […]
Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. – Jean Baudrillard Are you afraid of getting mauled by a bear? I have great news: […]
What’s Your Best Guess?
Until I know this sure uncertainty, I’ll entertain the offered fallacy. – William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors My four year old daughter asked me to guess which […]
Paved With Good Intentions … Or, How Do I Do A Vaginal Delivery?
Here are some steps of vaginal delivery that have been used in various combinations over the last century: In early labor, nurses should shave the […]