Entries by Buckwheat

Tania’s Autumnal Reading List!

I’m usually taken aback when I have conversations similar to the one I had yesterday afternoon. It was my day off, and I went out for lunch by myself. It was a spontaneous lunch out, but of course I had a book with me (those who know me somewhat well know that I’m seldom without […]

Religion

written by John Waddington Why do we have religions?  They are everywhere.  In the present we are down to a few big ones, but it wasn’t always that way.  It seems that our ancestors had belief in many gods – explanations for the operations of the world around them that they did not understand, which was […]

Why so many people practice ‘denialism’

Source: CBC Radio – ‘The Sunday Edition’, August 17, 2018 Climate change is on a lot of people’s minds during this summer of extreme heat and lethal wildfires across the Northern Hemisphere. People see its devastating effects not as an abstract possibility in some hypothetical future, but unfolding in front of their own eyes. Scientists make ever […]

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written by John Waddington For over one hundred years, evolution of organic creatures has been accepted as a fact. That over millions of years life has developed and improved from simple designs in the distant past, to the complex ones we see today. Most of us accept this without thinking much about it, assuming that we […]

Cape Breton Pharmacy Pulls Homeopathic Products from Shelves

Author: Yvonne LeBlanc-Smith · CBC News · Posted: Jun 05, 2018 3:43 PM “If you are not comfortable selling something, you have to make some sort of a stand on it,”  says pharmacist. A drug store in Baddeck, N.S., will no longer carry homeopathic products because its pharmacist says there’s a lack of evidence proving their effectiveness. “It’s almost to […]

Reading List for Summertime (or anytime…)

written by Tania Kuehn A few days ago, I was at work and mentioned to a co-worker that I’d had a somewhat frustrating morning due to a few incidents that had had happened during my shift so far. She nodded sympathetically and suggested that, how about on my coffee break, I head out for a […]

If I Had a Child…

written by Tania Kuehn It’s been a year of babies, here in my little world. A couple weeks ago, a friend called and we chatted briefly, as we do a few times a year. When a baby started to fuss in the background, she told me that — surprise! — she’d had a baby recently. […]

Woman dies after undergoing bee acupuncture treatment

A woman in Spain died after undergoing a supposedly routine “bee acupuncture” treatment and then suffering an allergic reaction that put her in a coma. Read more at this link: http://torontosun.com/news/world/woman-dies-after-undergoing-bee-acupuncture-treatment/wcm/df25592e-89a0-45b3-8c99-05abf54e0c2b