Skeptical veganism

Since I started this blog it’s became more and more apparent that there is a need for an increased skepticism and a scientific approach to veganism. In the best of worlds, the following post wouldn’t be needed. The importance of truth First of all, science does not deal with absolute truths. I usually claim that it’s […]

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Veganism – the ethics

It happens that people ask me how to convince people to stop consuming animal products if you don’t appeal to health or the environment. Personally I try to avoid arguing for health or the environment as reasons to be vegan. The reason why I avoid arguing for veganism based on health or environment is simply […]

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Why you should vaccinate

Smallpox is a very horrible disease caused by an airborne virus. The symptoms are severe lesions all over the body, especially in the face. That, combined with influenza-like symptoms and death. Historically the average mortality rate of smallpox is 30%, but there are more deadly variants of the disease (Belongia & Naleway, 2003). Estimations point […]

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Eating biodiversity

The meat and milk industry, at least in Sweden, are claiming that their business is good for biodiversity. They are selling milk and meat, branding it as “produced in Sweden” and telling the consumers that it help gaining biodiversity. This seems to be the main strategy by the lobby organizations right now. The main argument […]

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Humans are not herbivores

  An image that constantly circulates in various places is this:   As much as I agree with veganism, distorting facts to make a point is not the way to go. In fact, it’s counterproductive. Definitions  Herbivore An herbivore is an organism that feed exclusively or mainly on plants. Herbivores typically have adaptations towards a […]

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Naturally natural

One thing that really bothers me is the use of the word “natural” in arguments for… well anything. What does it really mean? From what I’ve seen the meaning is quite arbitrary. Definition Linguistically words of course have several meanings, but let’s ask the oxford dictionary for the meaning of ‘natural’: “Existing in or derived […]

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