The website Christian Concern for our Nation takes up their cudgels to stand up for a sacked housing officer Justice for Duke Campaign. In common with many religious sites, there doesn’t appear to be a comment feature for curmudgeonly atheists… Continue Reading →
Here’s a physics lesson from a homeopath. I can’t wait to pass this by my colleagues in the Physics Department. Apparently this is subject to a takedown notice. Make a copy for posterity… Hat tip – PZ Myers
This just in from the “foot in mouth” department. The British Chiropractic Association has written a press release, or rather two in quick succession following yesterday’s ruling that Simon Singh has leave to appeal against the BCA’s libel case. In… Continue Reading →
Ben Goldacre has published the "missing chapter" from his excellent book Bad Science on his BadScience blog (Matthias Rath – steal this chapter). He was unable to include it in the book because Rath mounted a legal action against Goldacre… Continue Reading →
Here’s a clip from Newsnight, in which Jeremy Paxman chairs a debate about the dangers of social networking. Baroness Greenfield doesn’t come out of it too well. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg8LlUME-IM 480×295] Follow up: "Facebook causes cancer"
While wandering round the internet during the recent flare-up of bloggers writing about recent developments in the MMR-autism conspiracy theory, I came across this neat graphic which seems to me to encapsulate some of the issues relation to causation vs… Continue Reading →
Ben Goldacre’s posted an update on the fracas with LBC and Jeni Barnett over their ill-advised broadcast on the topic of the MMR vaccine and autism. In essence, while LBC’s decision to threaten their legal muscle did cause Goldacre to… Continue Reading →