Thoughts on Self-Control

Source: Brian Resnick, “The Myth of Self-Control,” Vox, 24 November 2016. Source: W. Hofmann, “Everyday temptations: an experience sampling study of desire, conflict, and self-control,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, June 2012, 102(6):1318-35. The author doesn’t believe self-control exists, yet oddly, he only proves that his definition of self-control is inaccurate. There is a strong…

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Attempts to Compensate for Damage Hides Marijuana Effects in the Short Term

Source: Alice G. Walton, “The Brain May Compensate For Heavy Pot Smoking — Until It Can’t Anymore,” Forbes, 11 Nov 2014. “The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that an area in the front of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is smaller in people who smoke three joints a day…

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Accumulative Marijuana use impacts short-term memory

Source: Christopher Ingraham, “What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years,” Washington Post, 1 Feb 2016. “If you smoke a lot of weed — like a lot of it — it can potentially do permanent damage to your short-term memory.” “The study found that people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis for…

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No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender

Source: Tyler O’Neil, “Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender”, PJ Media, 23 Aug 2016. Source: Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, “Sexuality and Gender,” The New Atlantis, No. 50, Fall 2016. “The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings — the…

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Alcohol Causes More Deaths than Opioids

Source: Dr. Barbara Krantz, “Behind the Numbers: Alcohol is Killing More People Than the Opioid Epidemic. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?”, Caron, 28 May 2019. “According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 77,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2017. Around 44,800 of those died from an opioid overdose, a nearly five-fold increase…

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Moderate Drinking Is Not Healthy

Source: Kate Kelland, “Major study debunks myth that moderate drinking can be healthy,” Reuters, 4 April 2019. “Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study.” “The…

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Marijuana and Mental Illness

Source: Alex Berenson, “Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” Imprimis, vol. 48, no. 1, Jan 2019 “They’ve told you marijuana has many different medical uses. In reality marijuana and THC, its active ingredient, have been shown to work only in a few narrow conditions. They are most commonly prescribed for pain relief. But they are rarely tested…

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Study of Identical Twins Show Homosexuality Is Not Genetic

Source: Holland Davis, “Identical twin studies prove homosexuality is not genetic.” 13 May 2013. Source: Whitehead, N. E., Ph.D., “The Importance of Twin Studies.” Narth. Source: Whitehead, N. E., My Genes Made Me Do It. After years of trying to prove a genetic basis to homosexuality, the evidence is mounting that homosexuality is not caused by…

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Students Decide Their Gender and Those Disagreeing Face Punishment

Source: “Guidance for Massachusetts Public Schools: Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity,” Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Source: Ryan Boehm and Lisa Barstow, “Transgender Access to Public School Bathrooms Now Required in MA by Commissioner,” Massachusetts Family Institute, 15 February 2013. Source: Todd Starnes, “Students Who Refuse to Affirm…

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Alcohol Consumption Linked to Cancer

Source: Lisa Chedekel, “Study Shows Alcohol Consumption Is a Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer Death in the U.S.” Boston University School of Public Health, 15 February 2013. A “new study finds that even low levels of alcohol consumption — just 1.5 drinks per day — is a major factor in cancer deaths, causing years of life…

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