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Psychology Behind Public Disdain For Science

Ever wonder why people don’t seem to trust things like scientific evidence? Facts? Consensus?

I have, especially when it comes to things like vaccines, medicine, and the rest of the world around us it seems.  I stumbled upon a very interesting little tidbit packed so full of cool info, you’ll need a brain massage.  It tries to make sense of why people tend to believe themselves correct even though they aren’t really qualified to do so.

While psychology has always been a topic that fascinated me, I admit I am no expert on the field.  I found this very interesting, and I daresay helped me find a new perspective.

Give this a read!  Let me know what you think!

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/the-gap-between-public-and-scientific-opinion/

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My Journey for Charity in Northern Ontario: Day 3

Day 3

My pillow and I have missed eachother dearly in recent days, but luckily this evening we’ve been given a little respite with internet access to boot!

Now I get to continue writing to you lovely people who take the time to read my blog. There is too much material and too little energy to get it all down, but I will try my best!

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Today started with an early morning in the little house loaned to us. A very quick shower and off we went to finish up the rest of the surgeries. Not all of the dogs were big fans of ours but we got them neutered, spayed, vaccinated and dewormed anyway. Nine or so surgeries later, there were still many people we tried to squeeze in but had to draw the line due to have to catch our next flight. With many promises to return next year, we began the daunting task of packing all of our gear and people into one little Cessna Caravan. Somehow we managed with not an inch to spare.

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A couple hours and a few exasperated moments and we were boarding our little plane. Our awesome pilot, Nick, even let me ride shotgun! (As long ad I didn’t press any buttons) Queue the five year old me asking all kinds of stupid questions. He was thankful for the company and I was elated to be able to see the flight from this perspective. He did a great job with all of it, even our teammates who are sensitive to flying got through the ride with no upchucking incidents.

The surroundings in Cat Lake look very similar to those of Round Lake, with many of the tiny homes in some manner of disrepair. We were pleasantly surprised by a few members of the community who drove out to meet us at the “airport” and shuttled everything to our new digs. Lovely first impression of the citizens.

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We’ve settled in and are taking advantage of the opportunity to rest, shower, and get back in contact with the outside world.

We already have our first set of critters who are coming home with us. There are four little husky-cross pups who are about four weeks old. Hopefully two of them are spoken for, but foster and adoptive homes are still very much needed. Feel free to contact me or the Facebook page if you have any questions or if you can help us look after some dogs!

PS… Bugs. Everywhere. That is all.

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