We all have probably heard people say things like the following: “I don’t know anyone who got sick / died from this.”“As far as I can tell, summers have always been warm.”“I can get anywhere with a bike, I don’t know why people need cars.”“I cannot imagine anyone voting for x.”“I have heard about this,… Continue reading #184: Anecdotal Thinking, Science, Religion, and Policy
If persons who are have chosen to not be vaccinated are wearing a Star of David with the designation "unvaccinated", the following considerations should be made: 1. Is the category "unvaccinated" an identity comparable to the category "Jew" defined by the Nuremberg Racial Laws? No. Everyone is free to be vaccinated or not. This would… Continue reading #141: Is Wearing a Star of David Labeled “Unvaccinated” Anti-Semitic?
The end of days is not coming, no matter what we hear - and we seem to be hearing a lot. With an ongoing pandemic, climate change, civil unrest, heated political rhetoric, amassing armies, continuing smaller wars, all of our news feeds seem to be screaming that the world is going to if not end,… Continue reading #131: Please Stop this Fascination with End-Times Rhetoric
I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including a booster. Moderna. From all of the information I have on hand, it is safer to get vaccinated than to contract the virus. The disease is serious; although it mostly affects the elderly, it also affects some who consider themselves younger than they are, and the long-term consequences… Continue reading #119: Thoughts on Covid Vaccine Mandates