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Contributing to the problem is a drastic rise in the number of scientific journals published around the world: more than 54,000, according to Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. This glut can confuse researchers, overwhelm quality-control systems, encourage fraud and distort the public perception of findings.
A man and his wife are sitting in the living room and he says to her:
"Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state dependent on some machine. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
His wife gets up and unplugs the TV.
The White House asked The New York Times not to publish this article, arguing that it could jeopardize continuing investigations and alert would-be terrorists that they might be under scrutiny. After meeting with senior administration officials to hear their concerns, the newspaper delayed publication for a year to conduct additional reporting. Some information that administration officials argued could be useful to terrorists has been omitted.
"our prejudices often overwhelm our limited information. [They] are so venerable, so reflexive, so much a part of our second nature, that we never stop to recognize their status as social decisions with radical alternatives - and we view them instead as given and obvious truths."There is nothing inherently repugnant about injecting human brain cells into laboratory mice. Objections (and some genetic research is subject to legitimate objections, although I do not believe that is the case in this instance) ought to be recognized for what they are - social and personal decisions and not a form of deep-seated, ineffable wisdom - and accordingly evaluated on their merits. The mere fact that some of us blench in the face of change, without more, is no ground for drawing a line in the sand.
So I withdrew and thought to myself: "I am wiser than this man; it is likely that neither of us knows anything worthwhile, but he thinks he knows something when he does not, whereas when I do not know, neither do I think I know; so I am likely to be wiser than eh to this small extent, that I do not think I know what I do not know." (21d)
…perhaps two or three illustrations will sufficiently indicate this disturbing trend which if it remains unchecked will make those who are opposed to traditional religion into second-class citizens. A few months ago, for instance, a sub-committee of the House of Representatives included in a Concurrent Resolution the amazing proposition that ‘loyalty to God’ is an essential qualification for the best government service. ‘Service of any person in any capacity in or under the government,’ the legislators officially asserted, ‘should be characterised by devotion to God.’…Another resolution making ‘In God We Trust’ the national motto of the United States has been passed by both Houses and is now the law of the land
Hunting safaris like this one are becoming more and more common. In fact, trophy hunting is actually being considered by many biologists as a legitimate conservation strategy. Once studies are conducted to determine population viability statistics, ecologists can provide local hunting agencies with sustainable harvest quotas. It's quite the fundraising technique, and adds tremendous value to otherwise worthless "vermin" (at least in the eyes of Africans). If you can poision a lion so it doesn't kill your cows or have some rich American redneck pay $30,000 to kill it for you, which would you choose? As long as the limits are properly enforced (always a problem in Africa), this could actuallly work.
Anyway, that's my best explanation of the carnage you have witnessed.