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 […]Read more "Skeptical veganism"
From time to time I see advocates of alternative medicine recommending various pseudoscientific remedies to fellow vegans. I think it’s quite frightening in many ways, but more seriously – it fuels the stereotype of an irrational vegan. Homeopathy Homeopathy is something that still is being recommended by various people and even used at medical centers […]Read more "Alternative medicine – Alternative reality"
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 […]Read more "Why you should vaccinate"
A time a go media made a great deal of the IARC classification of processed meat as IARC group 1 carcinogens. One could see alarming headlines like this: Vegans were sharing this all over the place ecstatically. Well, it is kind of a big deal that food is put on this list, since it’s very […]Read more "Short: Processed meat = smoking? Not really"
Something that seems to be worrying to a lot of people – maybe even more within the vegan community – are genetically modified organisms (GMO). My feeling is that this is mainly due to a lack of understanding of the technology rather than a sound skepticism. People seem to have the notion that GMO is […]Read more "The fear of GMO"