Tuesday, February 4, 2014


My name is Chandler. I am a sophomore switching my major from chemistry to anthropology. I am getting a minor in business as well. I am taking this class to fulfill the biological anthropology course needed for the major. This, by far, seemed like the most interesting class for biological anthropology. I am looking forward to the remainder of this course. 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/04/271648691/watch-the-creationism-vs-evolution-debate-bill-nye-and-ken-ham - I have had debates with friends on this topic, so I find these views to be interesting as well. 

http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/multivitamins.aspx - I was surprised to read the multivitamins can actually be harmful rather than helpful like they are advertised.

http://rarediseases.about.com/od/rarediseaseso/a/orphandrug.htm - I found this article to be the most interesting.  I had never really thought about how research for a medicine to cure a rare disease is put on the back burner to do research on more common diseases. It makes sense but at the same time, those people who are diagnosed with a rare disease are just as important and deserve the same fighting chance. The article was posted in 2008, around 8 new drugs per year had been approved since the Orphan Drug Act had been passed. I'm sure in recent years, that number has increased. 

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