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Unfit Hypocrites At The Church Gym

Versions of this idea have existed since I was a youth in the 1980s — long before online social media existed. The Metaphor Fallacy This week’s silly meme compares a church to a gym and “out of shape people” to “hypocrites”. It says: “Not going to church because of the ‘hypocrites’ is like not going[…]

Dear People Of The Future

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Published on: 2016.03.02

Dear future humans (or whatever sentient earthlings call themselves in your time): Hello from 2016! Congratulations on still existing. I assume you’re thankful that the generation before mine didn’t launch the thousands of ICBMs they built. Naturally, I wonder what advances you’ve made, and whether only the richest and most powerful among you enjoy them[…]

The Pope: A Sea Change For Global Warming?

Industry on the sea, Corpus Christi, Texas (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   Pardon the pun in the headline — because sea levels are rising measurably — but I was encouraged to read about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s (formally known as Pope Francis) recent 188-page encyclical on the environment. Read it[…]

We’re #1! (In Almost Nothing Good) — UPDATED

(Originally published 2014.09.12) The U.S. is #1 in obesity rates (Copyright © 2006 by Wil C. Fry.) Most nations seem to have some degree of the “we’re #1” factor — call it nationalism, pride, what have you. The U.S. has no shortage of this, even in the face of mounting statistics that say otherwise. I’ve[…]

I’m Not A Scientist, But… Cancer Is Not A Fungus

To quote the increasingly common Republican line, “I’m not a scientist, but…” I’m pretty sure cancer is not a fungus. At least one Republican disagrees with me. “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic* line into your body and we’re flushing with, say, salt water, sodium[…]

Marijuana: The Magic Cancer Cure?

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Published on: 2013.10.31

Have we found the cure to cancer? Is it really going to be marijuana? In the news: Marijuana Might Kill Cancer (Newsweek, 2013.10.29) Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells (TIME, 2013.10.28) Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells (ABC News, 2013.04.02)

Healing The High Cost Of Health Care (Short Version)

Categories: Government, Health, Healthcare
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Published on: 2013.08.25

I’ve written a much longer entry on health care problems in the U.S.. You’re currently looking at the short version. The biggest problem with health care in the U.S. is that prices are unreasonably and artificially high. We pay more (by far) for health care than any other nation on Earth, but don’t have the[…]

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