Category Archives: Enemies of science

First Review – Enemies of Science

Last year I promised to review The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science on this blog. I actually wrote half a review but never finished it. I don’t have experience writing reviews, but I think this is also a … Continue reading

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The Singer and the Science

On Saturday night I went to a screening of the documentary “The Punk Singer” about Kathleen Hanna of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. I knew little about Hanna other than that she gave Kurt Cobain the line “Smells … Continue reading

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Dream and Revelation

My post on the dangers of taking a stand against science on fluoride has already had more hits than my one on why I think Abbott is fairly unlikely to win a majority in his own right at the next … Continue reading

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Fluoridation Ban – Direct Meh, Indirect Disaster

My last post, predicting that it is unlikely the Coalition will retain their majority at the next election made quite most readers happy, even if they didn’t agree with me. This one probably won’t. Nevertheless, some things need to be … Continue reading

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Anal Sex and the Fight Against Global Warming (no, not about birth control)

Most US elections are held in even numbered years, but some states and cities insist on bucking the trend. Normally, in the year following presidential elections there are three big contests that dominate the news, for the governors of Virginia … Continue reading

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Two Strange and Significant Elections For Climate Change

Most US elections are held in even numbered years, but some states and cities insist on bucking the trend. Normally, in the year following presidential elections there are three big contests that dominate the news, for the governors of Virginia … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Ohio Republicans

To Matt Borges and the Ohio Republican Party, I received with interest, although not a little puzzlement, your recent email to me. In it you note proudly that Ohio added 5,300 new jobs on June and 174,700 since January 2011 … Continue reading

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The Eddington Limit – Science And Fraud

The difference between science and most other areas of life is not that scientists don’t make mistakes, but that when they do there is a reasonable chance they will eventually admit and correct it. Even if they don’t the scientific … Continue reading

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It’s The F*%king Elephants!

I follow the debate about wind farms pretty closely, and made my own contribution with a piece noting that opponents often rely on claims that misunderstand how waves spread. Reading a piece by Ketan Joshi on research into the level of … Continue reading

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O Canada

Today is Canada day, and lately my thoughts have been turning more and more often that other (largely) English speaking country with a small population spread across a vast landmass. Sadly, most of those thoughts are about the tragic state … Continue reading

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