Import Canadian drugs – another half-baked idea that won’t work

That old Senate gadfly, Bernie Sanders, tried to win points as the self-proclaimed leader of the Democratic party by proposing a naive and impractical amendment to the Senate health care law to allow Americans to import Canadian drugs. The amendment specifically stated that it would “establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to lower prescription drug…

Scientific consensus – collective opinion of scientists

In the hierarchy of scientific principles, the scientific consensus – collective opinion and judgement of scientific experts in a particular field – is an important method to separate real scientific thought from junk science, pseudoscience, cargo cult science, and other fake beliefs. I often discuss scientific theories which "are large bodies of work…
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