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October 07, 2014
Harrison Bergeron-ing a Too-Exceptional Sprinter
There's an article in the NYT today covering one of my philosophy of the body hobbyhorses....
September 17, 2014
Debunking the NYT’s Numbers on Contraception
You may have seen the New York Times's much shared infographic on contraception failure rates, and...
July 12, 2014
“Just Treating Symptoms” can be a great approach
In a review of Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies, Jenny Diski is suspicious of CBT...
May 22, 2014
Designing Emotional Contraception
Over at The American Conservative, I'm discussing a bioethicist who's done a literature review to find...
May 21, 2014
The Stories We Tell About Illness
Sarah Sparks has a really excellent post today at First Things about the interactions (good...
January 12, 2013
I Want You! (to be a virtuous virus firebreak)
I've been terribly tardy in getting my flu shot this year, but I finally did...
May 15, 2012
When Moral Hazard is the Safest Course
Patheos blogger Thomas McDonald of God and the Machine is horrified by the FDA's recommendation...
February 20, 2012
Good News and Bad News on HIV/AIDS
My time at AAAS has come to an end, and today, I just want to...
February 18, 2012
“So you’re on vacation at a science conference?”
Heck yeah I am! Here are some quick highlights from my first day at the...
February 03, 2012
Komen Concedes (but it still sucks)
Komen spent the last two days reaping a financial windfall from pro-life activists, after they...
January 17, 2012
Look, let me say something pragmatic and hard-hearted
For the last two days, the story of Amelia Rivera has kept showing up in...
November 10, 2011
Gonna Get on this Hobby Horse and Ride
I finally made time to get a flu shot at a local CVS and so...
October 16, 2011
Bringing a Stat Book to a Culture Fight
Comments are still a little bit in flux here. Because Disqus was causing problems, it's...
September 26, 2011
Natural Death Black Boxes
I warned commenters against turning the Soup Nazi Approach to Sex post into an abortion...
June 30, 2011
My New Favorite Pope…
...is Clement XI! Why, you ask? Simply put, he is responsible for my favorite...
June 04, 2011
Call him Voldemort!
"Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name...
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