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Forum: Sustainability 12-18-2012, 06:57 PM
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I'm reneging on my promise to make two...

I'm reneging on my promise to make two statements:
1. You're all wrong on the vaccine issue, especially re: the proven fraud, Dr. Wakefield - MMR vaccine controversy - Wikipedia, the free...
Forum: Sustainability 12-17-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
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I give up, and will post no more on this subject....

I give up, and will post no more on this subject. In spite of their faults, vaccines remain a pillar of preventive medicine, a field my career was in (medical entomology merely was a specialty).
Forum: Sustainability 12-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By suunto
First off, I want to humbly and abjectly...

First off, I want to humbly and abjectly apologize for my conflating HiB immunization with that for HBV – I am extremely embarrassed, and can only plead temporary senility. That aside, I believe that...
Forum: Sustainability 12-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,974
Posted By suunto
To start off, there is so much misleading if not...

To start off, there is so much misleading if not just plain erroneous information on vaccines and immunizations on the web as to be mind-boggling, and give the high level of scientific ignorance in...
Forum: Sustainability 12-15-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,974
Posted By suunto
(1) Immunization with vaccines remains a critical...

(1) Immunization with vaccines remains a critical component of preventive medicine - Immunization and Infectious Diseases - Healthy People...
Forum: Sustainability 12-14-2012, 06:56 AM
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Posted By suunto
I would take anything Dr. Weil writes with an...

I would take anything Dr. Weil writes with an EXTREMELY large grain of salt...

A Trip to Stonesville: Some Notes on Andrew Weil (http://www.quackwatch.com/11Ind/weil.html)
Dr. Andrew Weil versus...
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 12-10-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By suunto
Dive-Bombing Wasps Attack Ants

"Flight attacks of small parasitoid wasps (no larger than 2.0 mm in size) on ant workers have been filmed by José María Gómez Durán from Madrid. The four species of wasps show amazing adaptations...
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 12-09-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By suunto
Some species, such as the channel catfish, can be...

Some species, such as the channel catfish, can be active predators, feeding on insects and other invertebrates as well as small fish, and the occasional small bird or mammal that happens to fall in...
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 12-08-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By suunto
Something Fishy Here...

Researchers captured video of the European catfish, which reside in the River Tarn in southwestern France. In the footage, several of the fish, which range in length from 3 to nearly 5 feet, are...
Forum: Forum Announcements 12-08-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,321
Posted By suunto
Tending Nature's Garden Gardening - It's in...

Tending Nature's Garden

Gardening - It's in Our Nature
Forum: Photo of the Month 12-08-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By suunto
Congrats to Havalotta and Sage!!!!

Congrats to Havalotta and Sage!!!!
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 12-07-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By suunto
Good question, Turttle - I must admit that this...

Good question, Turttle - I must admit that this is a subject that I have not researched thoroughly. Perhaps if you included those that naturally are cryptically configured?
Forum: Photo of the Month 12-07-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By suunto
Many (if not most!) of my images have an...

Many (if not most!) of my images have an incorrect date stamp, as I often have not successfully updated the settings after changing batteries. However, I can assure you that all photos I have entered...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 12-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By suunto
I would think that this would depend somewhat on...

I would think that this would depend somewhat on prey density - many predatory insects such these tend to be non-discriminatory in meal selection, and if there is a scarcity of prey, may dine on each...
Forum: Vegetables other than tomatoes 12-05-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,260
Posted By suunto
(1) A small child, unless exceptionally strong,...

(1) A small child, unless exceptionally strong, would have a great deal of difficulty opening the door.
(2) The garden area is surrounded by a 6' high woven wire fence.
(3) There are no families...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 12-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By suunto
There simply are too many species of geometers...

There simply are too many species of geometers with a similar pattern (see Common Pug Eupithecia miserulata_0774 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 12-05-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,134
Posted By suunto
If these are the same as what Sage had earlier,...

If these are the same as what Sage had earlier, they would be larvae of lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae) known as 'trash bugs' - see Green Lacewing larva - With adorned debris |...
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 12-03-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By suunto
Why Knot!

A heart-warming story of individual survival as well as a cautionary lesson in conservation ecology...

"But the real story of the red knot, and particularly of the subspecies rufa, is their...
Forum: Herps 12-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By suunto
Perhaps amusing wasn't the best choice of words,...

Perhaps amusing wasn't the best choice of words, I just thought that it was an interesting role reversal - humans usually are biting frogs (well, their legs, anyway...)
Forum: Photo of the Month 12-01-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,617
Posted By suunto
A really, really slow month...

A really, really slow month...
Forum: Herps 12-01-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By suunto
Frogs With Teeth

For some reason, I found this amusing...
Frogs with teeth! Erindi Private Game Reserve - YouTube
Forum: Integrated Pest Management 11-30-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By suunto
This is a fine concept, but one that appears to...

This is a fine concept, but one that appears to have a rather spotty record. For one thing, the control agent doesn't always follow the script, and may develop a taste for something other than the...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 11-26-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 8,451
Posted By suunto
Some taxonomists have an odd sense of humor... :-)

Some taxonomists have an odd sense of humor... :-)
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 11-24-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By suunto
My statement holds for both of the last two...

My statement holds for both of the last two images. These flies can be challenging to identify by a non-expert, and I most definitely am not an expert on this group!
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 11-24-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 13,657
Posted By suunto
That appears to be correct; this species, like...

That appears to be correct; this species, like many other orb weavers, can exhibit quite a bit of individual variation in color pattern.
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