Category Archives: Non-science (but not nonsence)

Liberals Cutting Out the Middleman

This hasn’t got a lot of attention outside New South Wales, but today, while South Australia and Tasmania are almost certainly putting the Liberal Party back in power, there will be a by-election on Hurstville Council. Now I will admit … Continue reading

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Burn Explanations

Asylum Seekers turned back to Indonesia claim they were beaten and forced to hold onto a hot engine until their hands were burnt. The government has dismissed these claims, saying that the asylum seekers are untrustworthy and they believe the … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Conclusion of Mia Freeman’s Logic

So Mia Freedman (backing up someone on Slate whose name I can’t be bothered researching) thinks that part of the answer to stopping rape is to warn women about drinking to much and getting into dangerous situations. My friends Amy Gray, … Continue reading

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Outside and In

On the night of the Wills by-election in 1992 there was much excitement amongst members of the left who saw Phil Cleary’s win as the start of a new wave. Some people discussed the idea of running progressive independents in … Continue reading

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Refugee Me

I don’t write much about issues around asylum seekers, here or elsewhere. I spend relatively little time thinking about the issue for someone of my politics, basically because I find it so depressing. I think I am up to tackling … Continue reading

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The Other Problem With Conspiracies

One of the first things I saw on my facebook wall this morning was a link to this. http://imgur.com/gallery/gsOQo Having woken up sufficiently to tackle heavier fare I turned to Paul Krugman to encounter this: Truly, we live in bizarro … Continue reading

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Trying For Balance, If Not Respect

The death of Margaret (or if you prefer Baroness) Thatcher has led to a lot of debate about how we should respond to the death of public figures. This is an ethical question well outside the bounds of science, but … Continue reading

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