October 21, 2018

Understanding science

1 in 10 people lack access to clean water

There are a lot of things that I find “unacceptable” on a daily basis, but situations like this help put things in perspective.

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The United States is a big place, about 320 million inhabitants, to be specific. Now, realize that over 600 million people in the world live without clean water. There are a lot of things that I find “unacceptable” on a daily basis, but situations like this help put things in perspective. I’m excited to share my conversation with Scott Harrison tomorrow because he’s the founder of a non-profit that is dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries and his personal story and transformation has inspired me for years.

In case you missed it, my friend and mentor, Tom Dayspring, and I produced an “audiobook” last week in the form of a 5 part series on lipidology (jokingly referred to as “the week of Dayspring”). Always humbling and inspiring to talk about lipids with him.

Here’s an article (animation, really) that stopped me in my tracks: Watch This Blob of Cells Become an Embryo in High-Resolution. In medicine and science, we often view things in snapshots, trying to connect the dots from one marker to another. Life is more fluid, like a movie, with multiple scenes and characters. If a picture is worth a thousand words, maybe a movie is worth a thousand pictures?

– Peter

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