Given that this blog is all about taking a positive view on things, I appreciated an interview I heard with Richard Dawkins. Science has taken a beating, said the interviewer. I’m not sure that science has taken a beating,” said Dawkins. Don’t focus on the conspiracy theories. In fact, he pointed out, over the last few years, more people have come to respect science and what it can achieve. There have been huge advances, and potential for new vaccines and cures. I’ll take that, and be delighted about it!