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A Conversation with Peter Blindt about the Philosophy of Science, Humanism, and Religion. Edited by Miguel A. Faria, MD.

Dr. Faria, This was an incredibly informative conversation. It’s a true honor to know you. Much of this was new information to me, certainly the discussion regarding the illnesses of both Lenin and Stalin. So Marx certainly knew and wrote to Engels, and in the Rheinische Zeitung, that murder and terror on a scale never before contemplated must be …

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Glyphosate, neurological diseases — and the scientific method

We must be careful not to rush to label glyphosate as excessively toxic to humans because when used properly and in proper quantities it is probably no more dangerous and toxic than other effective herbicides on the market. Unfortunately, most effective herbicides and insecticides could be classified as neurotoxic and carcinogenic because in high enough …

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Medical Ethics of Hippocrates or Population-Based Bioethics — A Symposium based on the Interview of Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse

This interview resulted in the May 14, 2014 article, “U.S. Experts urge focus on ethics in brain research” by Kerry Sheridan, AFP Correspondent. The article was distributed through the NewsCred Smartwire, Agence France Presse. Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse (AFP): Hi Dr. Faria, I’m working on a story about calls for consideration of ethics in neuroscience …

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Liberal Orthodoxy and the Squelching of Political or Scientific Dissent by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, the leader, Big Brother, used perpetual war and police state terror to maintain control of a portion of the globe. He also used “Newspeak,” the manipulation of language to more subtly control the people and preserve his dictatorship of submission. By curtailing language, destroying literature, and reducing words in …

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When Rejecting Orthodoxy Becomes a Mental Illness by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

A recent article appearing in the magazine Scientific American Mind caught my attention as a perfect example as to how science (scientism) is being used to demonize those who disagree with a particular issue. The article, “What a Hoax,” appeared in the September/October 2013 issue. In fact, the article goes far beyond just demonizing dissenters …

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Public health, social science, and the scientific method (Part II)

In Part I, we discussed in general terms some of the shortcomings I encountered in many of the grant proposals submitted during my stint as a grant reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in the years 2002-2004.[6] There is no reason to believe that …

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