The Historical Importance of Recreational Drugs

We say we hate drugs, but we love coffee, alcohol, and tobacco…

Hyperspecialization: Rusty Nails & Rusty Paradigms

As humanity learns more at an ever-accelerating rate, fewer people will be left to look at each area of knowledge. And that means that the confidence in our knowledge will decline.

Mental Sprinters & Couriers

If you are lonely when you are alone, then you’re in bad company.” – Jean Paul Sartre On one of my pediatric training rotations, I became aware that the two biggest readers on the ward, and the two brightest kids – by far – were both cystic fibrosis patients.  CF is a horrible disease, affecting … [Read more…]