Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Science and morality – ethics and judgment

Science and morality – ethics and judgment
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There is a common misperception that science is all about equations, formulas, and clear-cut, unambiguous measurements conducted by serious intellectuals in lab coats. In fact, there is considerable room for creativity, and, very often, non-analytical judgment and choice are involved. These choices and judgments...

BIG Wrap

Research indicates less than 7% of U.S. adults have optimal cardiometabolic health

(Tufts University) – Less than 7 percent of the U.S. adult population has good cardiometabolic health, a devastating health crisis requiring urgent action, according...

British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts hacked

The British Army says it is investigating after its Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked, the BBC reports. Videos on cryptocurrency using images of billionaire...

BIG Exclusives

Man dies from vehicle collision with parasite

Man dies from vehicle collision with parasite

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This freak accident is just one of the more than 500 causes of death that are catalogued in the Alberta death database. There are...
Examining the real meaning of ‘energy transition’ in the face of undeniable historic trends

Examining the real meaning of ‘energy transition’ in the face of...

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I have written a lot in the last year on the so-called “Energy Transition”. In fact, it is one of my favourite subjects, and...
The magic-mushroom defence, controlled substances, and crime – Part 2

How many of us are doing drugs – and what is...

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The first of this two-part series examining the repercussions of the May 13 Supreme Court of Canada acquittal of Matthew Winston Brownleft us with...

BIG Chuckle

Please forgive my 7 Deadly Journalistic Sins

Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. My last confession was 40 years ago. It has indeed been a while since my parents hauled me...

Six steps to overcoming addiction to electronics

Most of us will never sign up for a 12-step program to address our electronics-addiction issues. Twelve is a lot. Have you ever tried to...

BIG Mouth (Opinion)
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Facts, in fact, are facts

What is a fact? A lot of folks these days will tell you that everyone has their own truth, and that facts are subjective. I disagree. I...

Staying on high road is well worth the struggle

It is not easy to stick to the high road. It was not easy to turn down a $25,000 cheque from a gentleman who wanted...

Manipulating science – activism and advocacy

In a court of law, witnesses swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. This means they promise not...

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Message from the Precedent

I want to set a precedent by posting a link to a story that I believe is a particularly important read. Brad Hayes' piece Taking a critical look at the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is an excellent example of how BIG Media contributors are challenging people to think critically about big issues. I encourage my fellow members to post links to important stories with or without personal commentary. Our site looks best when posts are accompanied by images so attach a screenshot of an image that goes with the story or whatever image you deem suitable. The stories highlighted in your post will often be from other media outlets. They could be excellent pieces of journalism, sensationalistic garbage, or simply thought-provoking pieces. Sometimes they will lead to in-depth analysis in a BIG Media article. You are also welcome to post your thoughts on an issue without linking to another story. Conversation starters are...