Stem Cell Debate

The embryonic research lobby would like you to think that every scientist thinks that embryonic stem cell research and cloning is critical to curing diseases. Think again: Do No Harm, named after the first line of the traditional Hippocratic oath (that is, the oath that still has the prohibition against abortion), has great stuff on the arguments for adult stem cell research and the oft-ignored moral and technical difficulties with embryonic research and cloning.

Do No Harm

Load of Crap

Secular society wants to fix Easter holiday dates

"The National Secular Society wants to pin down Easter to a fixed date. It has asked the Government to fix the date in early spring to avoid problems with holiday planning and school terms."

That's Gotta Hurt

Patient having op on backside breaks wind, causing fire

Deja Vu

Doctor Fun: The Internet Auteur

Blog Ethics

The following articles present blogs as something more than a fad, more than leisure-time rambling. Blogs can be a powerful tool. They offer a chance to bypass traditional media.

I have often heard that professional journalism is unbiased. Bullfeathers. If you've never read a liberally-slanted newspaper, watched a conservative news report, or listened to reactionary radio, you've had your head in the sand. Yes, blogs are inherently biased, but so is professional journalism. The difference is that bloggers don't pretend to be unbiased. What you see is what you get. It's raw, unrefined, and honest as hell. Sure, there's a lot of B.S. floating around out there. Heck, look at some of the crap I post. 😉 We have a choice, though, whether or not to accept it. When traditional news media claim to be presenting the whole, unadulterated truth, we tend to feel obligated to believe it. We're told it's the truth and that we can trust them and their sources. Weblogs, on the other hand, offer no promises. Take it or leave it. Make your own opinions. Hear all sides of story. If you read enough biased reports of an event, eventually the truth filters out. It's there in every point of view once you get by imperfect memories, prejudice, and emotions.

Now it's time I step off my soap box for a moment and go find some news bloggers.

P.S. I'd be a hypocrite if I completely bashed traditional news outlets. Obviously, I link to such sites. However, I offer my own opinions on matters reported on those pages and I encourage my readership (Hello? Is there anybody out there?) to do the same.

Are Bloggers Journalists?

The Blogging Revolution

Done any blogging lately?

Antidote to the Liberal Monotone: Blogging

Google Time Bomb

Borg Journalism