Science & Society

Norm Borlaug Created The Green Revolution- And Pro-Science Groups Like CAST Took It From There

YDr. Norm Borlaug, Nobel Laureate and "Father of the Green Revolution" was obviously a big believer in advancing an evidence-based, pro-science approach to food, He saw the need for debunking the myths that a generation of environmental groups b ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 2 2024 - 10:30am

Science Media, Politics And The Big, White Elephant In The Room

What do science media and politics of 2013 share in common with 2006? Anti-science beliefs among the public? Check. Scientists willing to call them out? Check. Scientists and science media noting the common political affiliation of anti-science offenders? ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - May 6 2024 - 9:28am

DEI Without Compromise: Embracing Diversity in the LISA Global Scientific Collaboration. A ESA NASA Project.

D iversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have become buzzwords often debated within the United States, sometimes controversially perceived as a redistribution of opportunities. However, in a global context—such as in the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 8 2024 - 1:42pm

Cancel Culture Prevents The Best Researchers From Engaging With The Food Industry

After Chris Wild took over the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a UN-funded body in France that looks for statistical links between food/chemicals and cancer, they made a switch in their policies regarding participation; an epidemiologis ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 8 2024 - 3:07pm

Physician Burnout Is Common- And Informal Rationing Is One Big Cause

If the government promises every home a great gardener, most people recognize they won't get a great gardener at all, they will probably get someone who couldn't get a better job while the lawn service they used to use is priced out of reach. The ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 13 2024 - 1:15pm

Declaring War On Frappuccino And Diet Soda Is Not A Valid Government Nutrition Guideline

You're not  a Frank-people because you eat Doritos, despite what people writing lifestyle/diet books and New York Times journalists who gush over them want you to believe. Such claims are pure food populism by rich white people for rich white people. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 16 2024 - 4:00am

COVID-19 Made Stereotyping Of Asians Uncool- Mostly To Gain Political Traction

Only a few years ago, American colleges used a "secret sauce" of race in admissions that voided test scores and replaced those with arbitrary demographic selection. Due to such clear racism, and despite being a minority with less than 5 percent o ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 3 2024 - 11:33am

Science 2.0 Cares About Your Breasts

A few weeks ago, the 13th annual Susan G. Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure was held.    The organization raises money primarily for breast health awareness, screening and support services and a much smaller amount for research so I am always uncertain wh ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 6 2024 - 8:21am

Despite Lacking Science, FDA Made 10,000 Vaping Products Illegal. Now It Wants More Armed Agents To Enforce It

It will be up to science history to try and gain insight into the reasons the federal government engaged in "Reefer Madness" narratives about marijuana, and then backed off that yet did the same to smoking cessation and harm reduction tools like ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 11 2024 - 9:41am