We Should Stop Licensing Fake Health Professions

Marvin J.S. Ferrer Legitimizing fake science hurts vulnerable patients seeking real care The Ontario Minister of Health recently introduced amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act aimed at improving regulatory oversight of health professionals and improving the transparency of regulated health colleges, a change prompted by alleged sexual assaults committed by health professionals. Ontario should…

Experiments Are Not Just for Scientists Anymore

Marvin JS Ferrer The 4th Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop answers big questions about why citizens do what they do US Republicans who are aware that the fast-food chain Wendy’s donates to members of the Republican Party, will choose to eat at Wendy’s more often than those who aren’t. Democrats who are aware of the association, however,…

What the Presidential Debates Reveal About Privilege and Sexual Assault

Marvin JS Ferrer I’m with her. The United States presidential debates are over and election day is fast approaching.  Unless there are longstanding structural polling biases in her favour, Hillary Clinton will most likely be the next President of the United States. Thank goodness. Many commentators have debated the effectiveness or relevance (or lack thereof)…

What is “conception”? It’s not as clear as many people think

Marvin JS Ferrer Out of millions of sperm, only one will fertilize an egg. The term “conception” is commonly used to describe this specific moment, and is also often treated as synonymous with the beginning of “pregnancy.” Many people think conception is a clearly defined moment, and pro-life positions are underpinned by the idea that,…