The apriori?

Well, not really apriori.  What it is really is blatantly obvious common sense. 

Guess what?  Abstinence-only sex education programs don’t work.  Well, duh! 

And they actually cause social problems.  Increase in pregnancies, diseases spread.  Again, duh! 

These completely obvious facts are actually supported by research.  But, even though President Bush has vetoed Congress’s main social spending bill, he wants millions  more for his abstinence-only sex education program.  And the Democrat Senate leader,Pelosi,  may support Bush’s increase.  (See today’s NY Times  editorial.) 

In the meantime, perhaps some of us on the ‘other’ side of the pond should think of applying to NIH to set up an apriori review of politically inspired ideas. 

One thought on “The apriori?

  1. In some online news site today – I think the NY Time, but it could have been CNN – Bush is reported as saying that faith is the answer to the worlds AIDS crisis. Presumably for the same reason: true believers abstain from extra-marital sex.

    One very scary fact is that he may well believe this.

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