Points of Interest: 2/20/2014

  • Anti-vaccine movement a danger to everyone. "Today, however, it is just as likely that the person who won’t let the doctor’s needle soil their children’s otherwise clean blood vessels labors under the belief that immunizations are a violation of some kind of natural order of things. They are not just people who believe that Pi is Satan’s number, these are affluent, putatively educated people who ought to know better. They are absolutely correct, of course. Immunizations several decades ago upset the natural order of thousands of children contracting horrible diseases every year and hundreds of them dying or suffering lifelong effects from the infection. It used to be assumed that in this case, breaking the natural order of things was actually a good idea."
  • If you integrate fantasy with reality, you do not instantiate reality. If you mix cow pie with apple pie, it does not make the cow pie taste better; it makes the apple pie worse. Student group to explore integrative medicine.  
Points of Interest: 2/21/2014
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