Tag: natural medicine

  • Pharmacognosy and Magical Thinking

    Pharmacognosy and Magical Thinking

    There’s a long ongoing debate about the state of healthcare in these United States of America. I’m not going to hold forth on it for long, but there are some things I think could stand to be repeated and emphasized in the hopes they might sink into the minds of the general population. Is American…

  • Zombie Caterpillars

    Zombie Caterpillars

    I have to admit, there’s nothing like finding a scientific paper on zombies, mummification, and, er, caterpillars to put me in the Halloween mood. It’s got it all: mind-controlled caterpillars who submit to their fate, controlled by a monster that isn’t even sentient. Then, the mindless monster sparks wars, is used to cheat in races, and scientists…