Anything related to science, scientific advancements, medicine, or the affairs affecting the aforementioned

Vaccination, or Why America Needs A Shot in the Arm

Ladies and gentlemen, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 104 cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31 of 2015. Why is that news you ask, why I am bothering to write a post about two high school football teams worth of people? Because the disease they contracted was declared eradicated within the United States back in 2000. I am writing this post because this is only the latest wave of a growing medical crisis that must be confronted now, lest it decimate our nation. And no, ladies and gentlemen, that is not an exaggeration. Continue with this piece

Introductions – Or, Musings on Common Sense, The First of Many

Well, here it is. The first post of this blog. I wondered for a while how I should start this, what sort of introduction I should make. But then I decided to just go with it, that the best introduction would be an example. So here it is. For the record, many of the stylistic points and stands I take below are common to me. I am a generally tolerant and open-minded person, but cannot stand ignorance or fear-mongering in any form, intentional or otherwise and cannot stand the manipulation or disrespect to others in the name of one’s own goals. So here I go. Continue with this piece