Interesting material and we can see how it plays out in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, some religious institutions, and in ideological plays from the wing nuts of the political spectrum.
Other topics discussed in SA this month:
- Getting to the bottom - we did not always have toilet paper
- DNA - threat to civil liberty or making our country safer?
- Poxviruses - smallpox is gone but viral cousins are staging a comeback
- Orange Juice devastation - invasive insect, the Asian citrus psyllid carrying HLB (Huanglongbing) is devastating orange groves across the world
- The Origins of human creativity - exhibited 3.4 million years ago but dramatically accelerated 40,000 years ago
- Expensive organs - as our brains got bigger (20% of energy consumption) our guts got smaller and we became less prolific
- A democracy depends on an electorate of critical thinkers