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Overcoming Christmas Blandness

By Justin Katz | December 25, 2021 |

At different times in my life, I’ve found my ability to focus on brainwork hindered by various things.  Sometimes, it’s been videogames.  Sometimes, binge-watching television shows.  Sometimes, social media.  Even simplistic games like solitaire, mahjong, 2048, or sudoku. Recently, my chief distraction has been contemplating the construction of reality, especially around the point at which…

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Our monomaniacal focus on COVID may have a silver lining.

By Justin Katz | December 23, 2021 |

This is an interesting report from Joseph Curl, for the Daily Wire: Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research think they have created a new vaccine that is effective against all COVID and SARS variants, according to a new report. “Within weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research expect to announce…

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Environmentalism seems to being doing tremendous damage to the planet!

By Justin Katz | December 13, 2021 |

This deliciously contrarian article by Patricia Adams and Lawrence Solomon suggests that our planet is increasingly green, no thanks to the environmentalist mania of the last half-century in Western countries: The planet’s ecology is thriving thanks to carbon dioxide, despite first world policies that are undermining it. The ironic benefactors in this story are countries…

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The foundation of government anti-COVID policy isn’t sound research and science.

By Justin Katz | December 13, 2021 |

As we wait with great anticipation proclamations from on high at the State House as to how we must live our lives in the Ocean State, David Catron’s explanation is worth reading about how some of the Biden administration’s own anti-COVID policies are manifestly not founded in science: Last Thursday, President Biden announced his “COVID-19…

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Don’t worry! The science has studiously avoided figuring out how harmful masks are to children.

By Justin Katz | December 9, 2021 |

Is it just me or do the people who support mask mandates seem deliberately to be avoiding the points that those in opposition are actually making? At some point after my post responding to his call for a statewide mask mandate, Boston Globe reporter and columnist Dan McGowan tweeted a link to the CDC’s (incredibly one-sided)…

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Here are some details about what it’s like to be a 15-week-old unborn child.

By Justin Katz | December 1, 2021 |

HillFaith has compiled a baker’s dozen of facts pertaining to unborn children at 15 weeks of gestation (via Mark Tapscott on Instapundit), such as these: The baby’s body responds to both touch and pain. The baby responds to light touches over most of the body. If something touches the palm of the baby’s hand, the baby will…

Let’s Hear ALL Information about Omicron, Even the Positive

By Monique Chartier | November 29, 2021 |

A new variant of COVID-19, Omicron, (don’t ask what happened to Xi!) has been identified in South Africa. It took only a ten second search to find this important and comparatively positive information about Omicron. Omicron is reported to be seven times more contagious than the Delta variant and yet in the last two months,…

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Other countries respect science enough to recognize acquired immunity.

By Justin Katz | November 9, 2021 |

Germany, for example: Since the beginning of July in Germany, where that family lives, if you can demonstrate proof of being COVID-recovered and then have a subsequent negative COVID test, you are considered immune. For six months anyway, according to the German government. Jennifer Margulis’s Epoch Times article goes on to describe some of the research…

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“Earthshine” fears show they’ll spin anything to support climate alarmism.

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2021 |

Here’s a headline on a Steve Matregrano article for WPRI that might very well make you say, “Oh, come on”: ‘Earthshine’ levels indicate the planet is dimming due to climate change, researchers say The key question the headline skips over is:  dimming from the perspective of whom?  No, the Earth isn’t getting darker.  It’s just…

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Fading vaccine effectiveness shows the foolishness of confidence.

By Justin Katz | October 8, 2021 |

One of (the many) aspects of our public arguments around COVID-19 and the vaccine is the confidence with which everybody is asserting their positions.  This affects both sides, but I’m thinking in particular of the pro-vax people who assert that we know that naturally acquired immunity fades after a few months.  Frankly, the virus hasn’t been…