Miasma theory[ edit ] A representation by Robert Seymour of the cholera epidemic depicts the spread of the disease in the form of poisonous air. Miasma theory The miasma theory was the predominant theory of disease transmission before the germ theory took hold towards the end of the 19th century.
Who are we doing this versus? Some old news I only just heard about: PETA is offering to pay the water bills for needy Detroit families if and only if those families agree to stop eating meat.
Predictably, the move has caused a backlash. Of course, this is par for the course for PETA, who have previously engaged in campaigns like throwing red paint on fashion models who wear fur, juxtaposing pictures of animals with Holocaust victims, juxtaposing pictures of animals with African-American slaves, and ads featuring naked people that cross the line into pornography.
Vegan Outreach is an extremely responsible charity doing excellent and unimpeachable work in the same area PETA is. Nobody has heard of them. PETA creates publicity, but at a cost.
Vegan Outreach can get everyone to agree in principle that factory-farming is bad, but no one will pay any attention to it. The University of Virginia rape case profiled in Rolling Stone has fallen apart.
In doing so, it joins a long and distinguished line of highly-publicized rape cases that have fallen apart. Studies often show that only 2 to 8 percent of rape allegations are false.
Yet the rate for allegations that go ultra-viral in the media must be an order of magnitude higher than this. As the old saying goes, once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.
So why are the most publicized cases so much more likely to be false than the almost-always-true average case?
Several people have remarked that false accusers have more leeway to make their stories as outrageous and spectacular as possible. But I want to focus on two less frequently mentioned concerns. The Consequentialism FAQ explains signaling in moral decisions like so: When signaling, the more expensive and useless the item is, the more effective it is as a signal.
On the other hand, a large diamond is an excellent signal; no one needs a large diamond, so anybody who gets one anyway must have money to burn. Certain answers to moral dilemmas can also send signals. For example, a Catholic man who opposes the use of condoms demonstrates to others and to himself!
Like the diamond example, this signaling is more effective if it centers upon something otherwise useless. If the Catholic had merely chosen not to murder, then even though this is in accord with Catholic doctrine, it would make a poor signal because he might be doing it for other good reasons besides being Catholic — just as he might buy eyeglasses for reasons beside being rich.
It is precisely because opposing condoms is such a horrendous decision that it makes such a good signal. But in the more general case, people can use moral decisions to signal how moral they are.
In this case, they choose a disastrous decision based on some moral principle. The more suffering and destruction they support, and the more obscure a principle it is, the more obviously it shows their commitment to following their moral principles absolutely.Everything on Medicowesome searchable in one page - The contents page!
A mental health history including asylum and community care periods, with links to Andrew Roberts' book on the Lunacy Commission and other mental health writings, and the asylums index and word ashio-midori.comd on England and Wales, it reaches out to the rest of the world with links to the general timeline of science and society, America timeline, crime timeline, and the (embryo) sunrise.
Argumentative Essay; Global Infectious Diseases One solution is to develop a vaccine and/or other products to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, especially in the developing world.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE Rossana Zamora University Of Phoenix HCA / October 1, Sherrie Sheets I was exposed with Tuberculosis in at . Malaria is a disease that is spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. There are two types of malaria: uncomplicated and severe malaria. The symptoms vary according to the type but can range from.
Race Without Color Basing race on body chemistry makes no more sense than basing race on appearance--but at least you get to move the membership around.
Intro duction. Thomas Kuhn coined the modern definition of the word “paradigm” in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in A paradigm, according to Kuhn's definition, is a conceptual model that explains a set of scientific observations, which creates a framework to fit the observations.