Category: Science

A Vaccination Program for America

Amidst our dizzying euphoria over  Trump’s resounding defeat and  Pfizer’s  remarkable feat, a dark figure may have slipped past a collective blind spot, The figure? In surveys, about 40% of Americans have stamped their communal foot like spoiled brats and–in the name of Personal Liberty–shrieked their refusal to submit to any vaccine initiative.  These are... Read more »

Just Askin'

The following questions keep haunting me.   I was wondering if you could help me with an answer or two.  For centuries, millions have been hearing  and believing that people  (mostly Catholic females) have been possessed by Lucifer who  has been inducing multitudes of them to  cascade green smoothies from their maws with the force of... Read more »

I Inhabit a Covid-19 Minefield

But first, a disclaimer of sorts: No imagination would ever mark me as a religious Jew. Yet I regard myself a Jew , and –though a non-observant one—-all in all,proud to be one. Sure, you will never spot me in any house of worship, yet: I am a Jew who worships the tolerance of belief... Read more »
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Today's Student's Worst Psychological Damage

We’ve all  heard the arguments for opening up the schools next semester.   Many who advocate for opening maintain that another year of isolation would engender irreparable emotional damage to children, to say nothing of irredeemably stunting intellectual growth. Time for  a hypothesis: I’m going to ask you to imagine two, say, eight- year-olds living today... Read more »

Charles Barkley: In All Honesty, An Ignoramus

In far too many circles, ex-NBA star Charles Barkley is profoundly revered for his “honesty”.  As a regular contributor to NBA TV  broadcasts, he has a long history of instant,  unabashed expatiation on any topic under discussion, no matter how deep and sluggishly his ignorance runs.  Most of it is harmless enough, I suppose. But ... Read more »

Trump's (and Mussolini's) Dumbest Metaphor

When our blinkered president blurted out the battle cry “drain the swamp” and his unctuous devotees of the GOP blindly cheered him on,  the implications of the meaning escaped them the way  tons of  pollutants  regularly escape into our rivers. lakes and streams. What’s more, in using the slogan, Trump joined the dubious company of... Read more »
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The World's Most Ignored Crisis

Day after day, it seems that another Trump-engendered set of narratives  barges into the media news cycle,  shouldering out other  events, issues, crises, conflicts, etc. for  quotidian mass attention.  Thus, topics, yearning for  a breath of  media air, are strangled beneath  a pile of rubble comprised of Trumpian lies, sidesteps, blather, collusions, fabrications,prattles, twaddles and... Read more »