Tag Archives: science

Infrequent thoughts about issues and emerging facts related to the overly politicized but always fascinating world of science.

The Human-Neanderthal Link

In the book, I considered the history of the human relationship with our Neanderthal siblings for most of three pages. I concluded in Section 2.2: Competition that humans must have exterminated the Neanderthal in a prehistoric conflict that lasted for … Continue reading

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Amended: Why the Vaccine Debate is a Legitimate Debate

[UPDATE: Please note that I have conceded this point, and no longer back the arguments I made below.  I wrote this post several years ago, in 2009, based on the information that was available to me at the time.  In … Continue reading

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Climate Change and National Security: An Update

In section 4.2.1 of Principles for a Self-Directed Society, I summarize some of the effects and implications of global climate change, including the 2007/08 United Nations Human Development Report, which concluded that more than 260 million people were adversely affected … Continue reading

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