|September 6, 2015||Posted by News under Medicine, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
A friend kindly linked us to a Reason feature on the alternative medicine “racket:” Behind the dubious medical claims of Dr. Mehmet Oz and Deepak Chopra is a decades-long strategy to promote alternative medicine to the American public. Twenty-three years ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began to investigate a wide variety of unconventional […]
|June 29, 2015||Posted by News under Medicine, Mind, News|
A view from alternative medicine and a view from anti-alternative medicine. The row was touched off by the Mayo Clinic offering alternative therapies (linked at sites). One reason this is an unusually difficult problem is that the patient’s view of what is happening is part of what is happening. As great physicists have noted, the mind […]
|April 4, 2015||Posted by News under Medicine, News|
The Scientist asks, Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease? … One common cause of such microchimerism is maternal-fetal trafficking of cells during pregnancy. The placenta is not an unbreachable barrier. Evidence of two-way cell transport across the […]
|April 3, 2015||Posted by News under Medicine, News|
Someone at the Guardian asked: But who cares what language science is in, especially – you or I might ask – when it’s one we speak? In 2001, an editorial in the journal Nature Cell Biology argued (in English): “The use of a universal language for communication in science is unavoidable, and resisting this concept for […]
A former American Psychiatric Association president complains, why doesn’t psychiatry get respect as a science?
|February 24, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, Mind, News|
Calling it science should increase the public oversight, not decrease it. If it were self-acknowledged to be a cult, the standards of actionable harm might drop.
|November 16, 2014||Posted by News under Medicine, Mind, Neuroscience, News, Religion|
This isn’t really much of a surprise. The link between spirituality/religion and improved health is well established.
|September 14, 2014||Posted by News under Medicine, News|
O’Leary for News’s new media blog
|August 22, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, Naturalism, News|
Sometimes sounds that way. Gonna be ugly.
Michael Flannery: Why Down syndrome (vs. new species “Flores man”) is not popular with Darwin’s followers
|August 6, 2014||Posted by News under Human evolution, Intelligent Design, Medicine, News|
Michael Flannery: Never are we more human than when we are humane. We see ourselves most vividly in the care and attention we give to those who need us most.
|July 27, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
Remember when psychiatry was considered a science? High hopes. So what happened?
|July 10, 2014||Posted by News under Human evolution, Intelligent Design, Medicine, News|
It lowers the immune response to a safe level. Yet another big accident.
|July 6, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, Mind, News, Psychology|
January 2015. There is a call for papers and posters, November 1, 2014.
|June 28, 2014||Posted by News under Medicine, News|
They don’t think, but something seems to be doing their thinking for them. Not natural selection acting on random mutation because they evidently choose to avoid it.
|May 10, 2014||Posted by News under Medicine, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
In that case, the best thing that can happen is that it will just be another brand of nonsense that doesn’t help much.
|March 11, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Medicine, News|
That seems to be the message of a recent paper in Science.
|February 10, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Medicine, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, They said it . . .|
I have felt it useful to blog on the Nye-Ham debate at my personal blog, here. I trust the thoughts there will be helpful for onward discussion. My conclusion, in light of say the life and career of this notorious Creationist ignoramus, and blundering incompetent at scientific fields . . . NOT: . . . […]
|February 8, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, News|
Researcher says, As a medical researcher with more than 30 years of experience, the recipient of five NIH grants, and more than 250 scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature, I know something about science …
|December 19, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, News|
Because She doesn’t like YOU, that’s why. Well, actually, …
|November 6, 2013||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, Medicine|
Thus another course that won’t get you a real job is born.
|October 23, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Medicine, Mind, News|
There may be a lesson in the fate of psychiatry’s DSM for other sciences whose representatives think that censorship, firings, etc., will solve problems with lack of validity.