morality of war

The Economic Imperative of a Moral World

A moral world is an economic imperative. Wars are sometimes necessary (for example, WWII), but the fact remains that wars are ruinous to the economy.
fairness and altruism

Who Is The Fairest Of Them All? You Be The Judge

Fairness and altruism have been demonstrated in many lower species, all the way to social insects. Now, what about humans?

Reflections on Our Lives with Cancer – After the Surgery

This is part 2 of Brian and Elaine's journey into Cancerland. Now, comes the recovery and getting prepared for chemotherapy.
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Moose Arthritis: Anatomy of a Misleading Paper

Unfortunately, stories that ascribe nutritional causes to different clinical conditions often have methodologic flaws that end up misleading the public.
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Oncologists and the Gift of Hope

A practicing oncologists says that we have a responsibility to our patients, to be honest, but we also have a responsibility to never take away their hope.

Reflections on Our Lives with Cancer – The Beginning

A few months ago, Elaine Waples got shocking news. The flank pain she had been experiencing for months turned out to be due to a rare form of ovarian cancer.