Monthly Archives: November 2011

New York Times: Obesity as a Disease?

Austin, TX November 29th, 2011 12:00 pm http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/11/28/should-legislation-protect-obese-people/the-problem-with-the-disease-label We should make a clear distinction between the disease and its cause or causes. Lung cancer is a disease, but smoking is not (although the associated addiction may well be). Smoking is … Continue reading »

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An Acorn Is Not an Oak

A fetus is to a person as an acorn is to an oak. Sure, one has the potential to become the other, but is not that other in its current state. The rules governing the cutting of mature trees is … Continue reading »

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