Swine Flu

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Do I want to get swine flu in England?

Date: 07/22/2009

Swine flu is all over England, as you've probably read, and I'm wondering if I ought to emulate the Italian students pictured here arriving in the UK with masks on as a prophylactic against the virus. Are these things effective? They've always struck me as all about psychological reassurance, not about keeping the flu away. But I don't know. That link takes you to a Time magazine story, which b ...

Related Topics: England, Swine Flu


Organic isn't healthier; buy it anyway

Date: 07/31/2009

The Food Standards Agency of the British government has released results of an exhaustive comparative study -- the most comprehensive ever -- of food grown organically, versus conventionally, and has concluded that organic meat and produce is only marginally more nutritious than non-organic. I can't say that's a big surprise to me. As I noted in "Crunchy Cons," one ought to be skeptical of big n ...

Related Topics: Britain, Organic


Conspiracy Corner: Swine flu hysteria continues

Date: 07/15/2009

by Lynn Hayes The swine flu began as a mysterious strain of flu, a mixture of swine, bird and human flu strains, just as Chiron and Neptune were moving closer towards their exact conjunction.  At the time I wrote of my suspicion over the sudden appearance of this hybrid strain of flu. After all, it wasn't long ago that scientists recreated the Spanish flu virus that killed an estimat ...

Related Topics: Baxter Worldwide, Chiron Neptune, Forced Vaccinations, Pluto In Capricorn, Swine Flu, World Health Organization


Mission To Mars: Mankind's Next Giant Leap, Or The Last Thing We Need To Be Worrying About?

Date: 07/20/2009

As human beings, it's in our natures to dream big. And as a species, we've done some astonishing things. Today, for instance, marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and moon walk--a mission we achieved, in part, to impress and intimidate our cold-war rivals.   Now the astronauts from the Apollo missions (especially Buzz Aldrin ) are publicly urging President Obama to ...

Related Topics: 40Th Anniversary Lunar Landing, 40Th Anniversary Moon Landing, Apollo 11, Apollo Missions, Buzz Aldrin, Lunar Landing, Mars, Moon, Moon Landing 1969, NASA, Space, Space Exploration


Templeton deadline draweth nigh

Date: 07/17/2009

Next week at this time I'll be back in England, poking around in the neighborhood of Bath, choogling proper beer, avoiding (one hopes) swine flu, and getting ready to go back to Cambridge to present my Templeton paper about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern Orthodoxy and a holistic approach to health. I'm trying to finish the dang thing today, but it's rough sledding. I'm up to my eyeballs in ...

Related Topics: Orthodoxy, Procrastination, Traditional Chinese Medicine


Communion on the tongue, vs. hand

Date: 06/30/2009

Non-Catholics may not realize that Catholics may receive the Host (= communion wafer) either on the tongue (the traditional way) or in hand (the far more common way today). When I was a Catholic, I received on the tongue normally -- that is, except when I was sick -- as a sign of respect for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. A few times when I was traveling, I'd find a priest who recoi ...

Related Topics: Catholic, Communion, Eucharist, Orthodox

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