Topic: Science

Higher Education is Complicit in the Politicization of Science

– August 23, 2022

“We are entering our own period of Lysenkoism, Staddon fears. Those who espouse politically correct narratives get ahead, while those who challenge them are ignored or censored.” ~ George Leef


An Infrared Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

– August 18, 2022

“When dealing with those who want to ignore the proven bias in the data and only focus on the conclusions the corrupted data supposedly supports, an infrared picture is worth a thousand words.” ~ Gary M. Galles


Risk Analysis for Children’s Health

– July 28, 2022

“Given that the benefits to children from lowering exposure to any of the FDA or EPA chemicals may be negligible to non-existent, we would likely be better off addressing more serious concerns for children.” ~ Richard Williams


State Power Doesn’t Settle Science

– July 27, 2022

“The courageous voice that Drs. Kheriaty, Prasad, Makary, Høeg, and many others express exists in every human being. That voice lies dormant until we value the voice.” ~ Barry Brownstein


When the Turmoil Subsides, We Will Be Living Differently

– July 27, 2022

“The 2020s are turning out to be a transformational decade, profoundly so. When the shaking stops, things will be different, life will be changed.” ~ Llewellyn King


Are You in a State of Emergency? Mid-July 2022 COVID Threat-Free Update

– July 19, 2022

“It must be hard to keep people ruled by fear of a variant ‘BA.5’ when the much more worrisome numbers impacting their lives and family are $5 gasoline and 9.1 percent inflation.” ~ Jon Sanders


Harm Reduction Takes a U-Turn on Vaping

– July 14, 2022

“If the pandemic taught us anything about public perceptions of risk, it is that we must empower individuals to make decisions to improve their own situation rather than making it for them.” ~ Yaël Ossowski


Fact vs. Faith: Science in an Age of Unreason

– June 28, 2022

“Critical research has itself become taboo which, in turn, means that policy makers are making decisions based more on ideologically-driven political pressure than scientific fact.” ~ John Staddon


Lin Ostrom’s Defense of Voluntary Association

– June 22, 2022

“In her work, we find an empirical validation of the importance of Tocqueville’s voluntary associations, which he called the ‘fundamental science’ of democracy.” ~ Richard Gunderman


Review: Scott Atlas’s A Plague Upon Our House

– June 10, 2022

“Dr. Atlas’ analysis of the US’s COVID-19 response is masterful. This book offers great explanations and evidence to clarify COVID-related misunderstandings and falsehoods. His accounts of working in DC are shocking and enlightening for readers skeptical about federal suggestions on combating the pandemic.” ~ Raymond J. March


Statisticians Against Humanity

– June 4, 2022

“Statistics deals with human beings in highly abstract terms. The human being is analyzed—etymologically, ‘cut up’—into various measurable parameters.” ~ Richard Gunderman


Raving for Monkeypox

– June 2, 2022

“We should expect more outbreaks in areas with a greater appreciation for economic freedom. Indeed, reports indicate the kindling wood has been there for some time. But don’t worry; be thankful that people live in societies that allow such diseases to spread.” ~ Byron B. Carson III