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Gene Genie

September 21, 2012

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There’s a new fad in psychology and psychotherapy to discount the role of genes in many psychological disorders because they’ve been unable to link any specific gene with predisposition to disorders like schizophrenia and depression, and the resulting lack of a perfect cure for these debilitating disorders.  To my somewhat jaded eye, this bears a […]

The Difficulty of Being Cynical About Space Exploration

August 30, 2012

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At first glance, from a purely fiscal standpoint, space exploration seems like it should be one of the lowest fiscal priorities for a nation under incredible financial strain.  And that’s exactly where it is in the budget.  It hasn’t been appropriated more than 1% of the federal budget since 1993.  Granted, we are still talking […]