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Friday, 01 Sep 2017 Here is another piece about the post yesterday with more background and with some info about a competing innovation [link].

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Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 This audacious innovation is now a big deal for human rights and shows a path toward more big deals [link]

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Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 Yes we can. Here is a link to a good piece about a report which charts Earth's path to all green energy [link].

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Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 Wednesday last week I wrote about human rights not being absolute. I forgot to include this link to a good piece about this [link].

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Monday, 28 Aug 2017 Another audacious innovation which might be a big deal for human rights. This time it is making organoids to test the best treatment for what ails you. It is a long read well worth your time because it shows much about science works [link].

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Friday, 25 Aug 2017 Another audacious innovation which might be a big deal for human rights. This time it uses zebrafish to tell which chemo treatment will be best for a person's cancer tumor. Nifty science [link].

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Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 There is now in science, and elsewhere, much discussion about the ethics of genetic engineering. This is so because of the discovery of easy means for modifying genes.

Here is another example which might be a big deal for human rights [link]. Our first example was posted this Tuesday.

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Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 Human rights must not be absolute. For example, when freedom of speech of one person hurts the dignity and well being of another person, then that freedom of speech must be limited. This is understood in The Universal Declaration on Human Rights [link] and the Covenants thereto [link].

That declaration and covenants are law in Europe. We (USA) have not affirmed that declaration nor the covenants so we are free to hurt people with our free speech.

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Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 This is an audacious innovation which might be a very big deal for human rights. It is about tricking a tobacco plant, tobacco because it is much studied and well understood. The plant is tricked to make a polio vaccine, the polio vaccine having no poliovirus, just the cover of the virus which is all that is needed to train our immune systems to kill polio virus. Great trick with many more applications [link].

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Monday, 21 Aug 2017 We now have worries about actions that diminish the role of independent science in public health, public safety, and environmental policymaking. Thus, the Union of Concerned Scientists started a "Science Protection Project" to respond. This is very important [link]

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Friday, 18 Aug 2017 We will need mountains of innovations to just feed us all in the not too distant future. Here is a link about an example showing what a big job this is [link].

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Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 Even in troubled times we innovate. Where we innovate teaches a good lesson [link]. The lesson is that diversity is super important for innovation [link].

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Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 I just finished a wonderful book — The House of Truth — about the foundations of US liberalism in the years between T Roosevelt as President and F D Roosevelt as President. [link].

My short definition of this liberalism is: Use evidence based public policies to serve human rights. The book shows the great network of persons committed to this goal and having skills to do this work, that network having a node at the house of truth in DC, and that network having a key node in Felix Frankfurter. That network filled key parts of the FDR administration thanks to Frankfurter.

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Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 Here is another example of a young scientist specifying ways scientists ought to speak directly to the general public. Is this a movement? [link].

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Monday, 14 Aug 2017 I am back from that short summer break. Today's link is to a big piece from The Atlantic about we got to our current crazy fantasy thinking. For me it is painful to revisit the steps I fought through to here and our crazy here [link].

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