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News Flash! Scientists Find that Cigarettes May Be Dangerous!

[social_buttons] A team of American and French scientists have just documented the fact that there are a lot of bacteria in cigarettes and that the bacterial population includes some human pathogens.  They don’t actually know if this leads to human disease- after all, these things are BURNED!.  Still it raises interesting issues. But at least the tobacco is not […]

November 22nd

The Bizarre, Modern Coalition of Anti-Science Forces

[social_buttons] A wise Nebraska farmer I know taught me this saying: “It’s what you know for certain that keeps you from learning.”   This principle is at the core of why certain groups and entities are rejecting good science. As a scientist, and particularly as a scientist involved in agricultural and environmental issues, I’m increasingly aware […]

October 28th