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Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #4

December 22, 2014


Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment (click to be taken to the section): Rise and fall of smoking in […]

A note for research nazis

December 17, 2014


Preface: Why this matters The following may seem pedantic to some. Here is why I disagree: There has been a lot of discussion about the decline of science in America. A commonly thrown out factor is how media outlets have progressively lessened the amount of science reporters on staff. Another commonly said fact is how funding […]

On having metal in your body (surgical implants, weather pains, and more)

December 8, 2014


Introduction I’ve found any discussion on surgical hardware sorely lacking. For years I assumed I was looking in the wrong places. At this point, I don’t think a solid discussion is out there. I’m near positive it doesn’t all exist in a comprehensive manner, which I’m hoping to ameliorate. My feeling is what may be […]