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Bad arguments are easier to kill in an embryonic stage

Kevin Drum pulls the “ignore dumb arguments and they’ll go away” card. Anyone who was well-bullied in a pre-voting age educational environment knows that this strategy is to human psychology as the four humors are to medical science—sounds good on paper, but fails to prove itself in real world experiments…

How anti-vaccination hysteria is about sex, accidentally helping Big Pharma—anything but science

It’s painful for me to write this, because I don’t like criticizing people I generally admire, but if I’m going to get on the right for sex-phobia and anti-science thinking, I have to do it for the left, too. I hinted at my frustrations in my article about the reproductive…