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100% Natural and Chemical Free

This afternoon, the Advertising Standards Authority released their decision to uphold an interesting complaint regarding advertisements for a couple of cleaning products on a website. Here is the ASA’s description of how the products were described on the website: 639 more words

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Hard-Wired 31: Rape

According to the ‘standard social model’, rape is an expression of power and dominance by a man over a woman. It’s about control and about ‘ownership’. 1,185 more words

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The Green Marketing Façade

I wrote another piece for Nature’s Scitable blog, ‘Eyes on Environment’.

The Green Marketing Façade
The misuse of green buzzwords in marketing and why we shouldn’t automatically condemn ‘unnatural’ methods of food production. 17 more words


The Open Question Argument and The Naturalistic Fallacy

In online discussions about meta-ethics, terms like “naturalistic fallacy” and “open question argument” are tossed around left and right. But it isn’t often that they’re used correctly. 2,234 more words

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Pineapple's celebrated enzyme: Bromelain

So, I saw a random unsourced picture on the internet, which has to true because it used some fancy science words and stuff. The claim summarized that pineapples were extremely important in natural health because they contain bromelain, an enzyme which reduces inflammation, acts as a natural antibiotic, and suppresses cough. 1,444 more words


Should Same-Sex Couples Be Allowed To Adopt?

Of course they should. But I was at a wedding last weekend and found myself listening in to a heated argument that centred on whether or not gay men should be allowed to adopt and raise children. 565 more words