The Nuances of Vaccination

Regardless of the issue at hand, there's a price to pay when we dodge nuances. In recent decades parents have been in the spotlight for refusing to vaccinate their children. In chastising them, we reiterate that they have become suspicious of the "medical establishment" and have been influenced by fiction on the internet. There's no doubt about the role... Continue Reading →

The Modern Myth of Life Expectancy

We hear it often: life expectancy keeps increasing---but although statistically true, it's reminiscent of Miranda's naive declaration of  "Oh Brave New World"!   What got me thinking about the matter was another media battle of dipoles, between McGill educator and author Joe Schwarcz and the scientifically illiterate former actress Suzanne Somers. He writes in his public Facebook account: Suzanne Somers is back... Continue Reading →

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