For the past few years I’ve heard a lot about “nasty chemicals,” especially when people discuss their city water. Municipality water in the US is treated in a multitude of ways, one of them being with chemical treatment. It’s common to add chlorine to kill dangerous microbes, or calcium to soften water. I wanted to … Continue reading Fluoride Water Treatment
*In the spirit of honesty and transparency, though I tried to be as unbiased as I could, I found my debates seeming to lean toward one side. A goal of this blog was to be unbiased and present both sides of a debate topic. I realized that, though I attempt to present each separate argument … Continue reading Open Access and Science Censorship
Genetic modification methods have been around for few decades, but the CRISPR/CAS9 system has still caused quite a stir among scientists and society over its potential and the ethics of using the system for some of the potentials. Our old methods of GM didn’t have a lot of power. We could add nucleic material to … Continue reading CRISPR/ CAS9
So for the very first real debate, I wanted to ask who should make the decisions about science policy. There seem to be two different considerations: who should make the decision (elected official, science community, the public, etc.), and on what level should that individual/ group have authority to do so (local, state, federal, international)? … Continue reading Who should decide science policy?