Philosophy & Ethics

NYU Journalism Department Scandal Grows- Fraud, Conflicts Of Interest, Denial

A group called US Right To Know is embracing the rich history of the anti-science movement; a history filled with lots of revenue for smear campaigns against scientists, companies in the science business, and more overtly, political allies opposed to the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 31 2017 - 8:51am

Does the “right to future liberty” justify infringing on youths’ liberty? Or is it just age discrimination? Parens Patriae vs. Age Egalitarianism

In an earlier article [1], I outline the case that, contrary to traditional legal presumption, most people are actually competent to make decisions on their own behalf as early as age 13. ...

Blog Post - Nightvid Cole - May 23 2017 - 12:58pm

The Bizarre Relationship Between Environmental Lawyer Stephen Tillery And A Federal Judge Who Helped Him

Attorney Patrick Murphy is representing infamous sue-and-settle environmental lawyer Stephen Tillery, senior partner and founder of Korein Tillery, as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert in a lawsuit against Advanced Analytic ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 16 2017 - 5:50pm

California’s Very Expensive Free Healthcare

What will cost $400 billion, a giant leap over California’s total health care budget for 2018 of $179.5 billion, yet is not mentioned by California lawmakers? California's free "single-payer" healthcare proposal. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2017 - 8:26am

Is Chris Portier The Andrew Wakefield Of Pesticides?

Christopher Portier, Ph.D., recently gave a deposition  in liability litigation hearings related to cases filed by environmental lawyers against Monsanto’s Roundup. If you are not aware, Dr. Portier is external special adviser to the International Agency ...

Article - David Zaruk - Oct 17 2017 - 12:01pm

Environmental Lawyers At NRDC Sue To Have Higher CO2 Emissions

Meleah Geertsma, a senior attorney in the midwestern US for Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)- yes, they have so many attorneys they have titles like "Senior" and for geographical regions- says they are suing the federal government...again ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 20 2017 - 6:33pm

Smart Levels And Many World/Mind Zen Ethics

Life is a gamble, every day, all day, in a most greedy casino with unwritten rules and players rewriting the rules, re-interpreting them if you accidentally won too much without having the right friends, putting you back in your place. How do people of di ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Jan 3 2018 - 1:58am

Corporate Funding Is The Future Of Academic Science

With tax cuts in 2018, the federal government is going to either increase the deficit or cut spending. And conservatives argue spending should be cut. Will that impact science? It certainly will, but science was also not helped by the Obama administration, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 29 2017 - 1:21pm

Phil/Evo Fundaments Of Our Deceiving In Denial, Justifying With Obvious Lies II: The Very Bottom

Any justification is fundamentally deception because there is no link from fundamental meaninglessness to why I should go on living. My a priori finding myself embodied in a world and the necessary physical causal creation myth involving emergence by algor ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - Apr 14 2018 - 3:52am

UC San Francisco Tobacco-Funded Researchers Argue Cigarette Addiction Is More Social And Less Physical

Many people are addicted to a stimulant. Lawyer-driven groups like Center for Science in the Public Interest have long wanted to sue coffee companies over caffeine but haven't gained much traction despite their efforts to claim it causes things like b ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2018 - 3:27pm