Natural Immunity vs. Vaccines vs. the Delta Variant

Delta Variant and Natural Immunity vs. Vaccines For a little while this summer it was looking as though we might be able to put most of the problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. The vaccines were working great and even those who hadn’t been vaccinated were developing good levels of natural immunity following…

Promising mRNA Vaccine Results from Israel

Of the 128,000 Israelis who have now received the second dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, only 20 became infected by COVID-19 after one week (0.015%) – compared with the average infection rate in Israel of 0.65% per week (equivalent to 860 people for the same population size). Although not a clinically-controlled trial, this data…

Are mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19 helpful or harmful?

Originally Published January 3, 2021 (Last updated: 4/3/21) This is in response to a recent interview with the famous vaccine conspiracy theorist who started it all, Dr. Andrew Wakefield (sent to me by some friends of mine – Link): Dr. Wakefield’s arguments against mRNA vaccines: DR. WAKEFIELD WARNS “THIS IS NOT A VACCINE, IT IS…

Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong

A recent lecture I gave at Loma Linda University for the “Second Look Sabbath Seminars” of Dr. Paul Giem (Link) entitled, “Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong” (October 5th, 2019). Sometimes a scientific theory can appear to beautifully explain all or at least almost all of the data at hand.  Yet, upon closer examination, it can…

A Whale of a Story

The proposed sequence of the fossilized remains of the evolutionary ancestors of modern whales has long been hailed as one of the clearest pieces of evidence of evolution in action – beginning some 50 million years ago (Ma) with land-dwelling hoofed animals (Mesonychids) and ending with modern whales.   First, let’s consider Pakicetus (pictured above).  In 1983, Philip…

James Tour (Synthetic Organic Chemist) Critiques Abiogenesis

James M. Tour is an American synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology. Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States. Dr. Tour is one of the world’s top synthetic organic chemists in…

Viruses and Human Complexity

Viruses Required for Complex Life: The knee-jerk reaction when hearing the word “virus” is an almost universal negative reaction for most people.  After all, viruses are associated with a host of benign as well as severe sicknesses and diseases from the common cold to HIV and its associated autoimmune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. Yet, upon…