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Philosophy & Ethics

Another California Jury Says Glyphosate Might Have Caused Cancer, And That’s Worth $2 Billion

Glyphosate, a common weedkiller, doesn't have a mechanism that acts on the biology of humans, at least without falling into a tub full of it and drowning, but trial lawyers know science does not matter to a jury, emotion does. And emotionally an agriculture company can come off stiff compared to a couple who used the product for 35 years and then both got non-Hodgkin lymphoma.read...

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Friends Of The Earth Presents Yogic Flying Instructor John Fagan In ‘How To Do Science’

Friends of the Earth, social justice warriors, 1960s-era anti-science activists, occasional lobbyists, and current Political Action Committee (PAC) for Democrats (including Green New Deal darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY) (1) teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study about finding various weedkillers in all kinds of food, and this week they announced...another media...

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FTC Cracks Down On Osteopath Bryn Jarald Henderson And Shady Stem Cell Therapies

Bryn Jarald Henderson, D.O. (osteopath), claimed his stem cell treatments at Regenerative Medical Group and Telehealth Medical Group using amniotic fluid from women who have given birth via C-section could cause the lame to walk and cure kidney disease and whatever else. That was enough to get slapped down by the Federal Trade Commission and rightly so. Though the U.S. Food and Drug...

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FTC Cracks Down On Osteopath Bryn Jarald Henderson And Shady Stem Cell Therapies

Bryn Jarald Henderson, D.O. (osteopath), claimed his stem cell treatments at Regenerative Medical Group and Telehealth Medical Group using amniotic fluid from women who have given birth via C-section could cause the lame to walk and cure kidney disease and whatever else. That was enough to get slapped down by the Federal Trade Commission and rightly so. Though the U.S. Food and Drug...

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Greenpeace: Spewing Environmental Toxins, Too Cheap To Clean Up Their Mess, And More Tales Of Hypocrisy

Which corporation lets executives commute to work on emissions-belching airplanes, damages native landmarks while putting up advertising, speculates on international bank trade while saddling consumers with their losses, and writes policies for its customers that it then defies in its own practices?read...

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Jennifer Doudna, Co-Inventor Of CRISPR, Tells People To Calm Down About Gene Edited Babies

Though vitriol and outrage are common in western culture in 2018, when it comes to claims that a researcher in China used CRISPR technology to edit a human embryo, bloggers, journalists and scientists on social media have taken it to another level.Without even reading the paper. Because there isn't one. Nor is there any data.It's just some guy claiming he did it, not once but twice. And...

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