Author of 40+ years in Technology, Linguistics ("The Roots of Modern English", special contributor), and Medicine (numerous peer-reviewed articles). Currently an Oncology Researcher, and member of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). Other areas of specialization include contributions in neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia); evidence-based integrative medicine; nutrition; cannabinoids; and infectious diseases (Ebola, Coronavirus / COVID-19). And outside of medicine, contributions in International Law and Free / Hate Speech issues, and issues in gender bias and the role of Women in STEM.
I strive to bring to the reader, in accessible and intellectually stimulating form, an understanding and critical appreciation of frontier-edge research vital to functioning as an informed citizen within the public square in the domains of medicine and health, and the complex intersections of technology and society.
Free Speech, Hate Speech and Principles of Community: The Case Against Free Speech Absolutism
We here challenge the perspective of free speech absolutism (or fundamentalism) that naively and in juridical error holds the preeminency of free expression, über alles, and counter that free speech must integrate both individualist and communitarian concerns, for the common good, that is, that the juridically correct understanding and implementation of free speech, under both national and supra-national / international law, must recognize licit borders and limitations of free speech in furtherance of community harmony and cohesion, dignitary rights, and towards the goal of fostering of inclusive and non-hostile environments free from the threat and fact of identity-discrimination and by expressions of misethnic animus (based on identity "indicia" (signs) of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other group identity traits).
Melatonin at the Crossroads: Commentary on COVID and Cognition2021
Cancer, Culture and Cooperation in the Middle East2013