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Lecture 13- Significance

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Education, General, General Science, Health, Paranormal, Psychology | No Comments »

Hi all, I've posted another lecture on YouTube. This one is all about Significance - what does it mean to say that a scientific result is significant, and what happens when you get that wrong? You can watch it here :

Skeptical Heresies #9

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 Posted in Climate Change, Conspiracy Theories, General Science, Health | No Comments »

9. Skepticism is abused by conspiracy theories I'm beginning to wonder why I called this series "Skeptical Heresies", instead of something more descriptive like "Major Challenges Within Skepticism". Anyway... This post is about the fact that Skepticism has been kidnapped and forced ...

Sense about Science

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 Posted in General, General Science, Health, Internet, Politics | No Comments »

Hi all, Okay, so I haven't written for two months. Apologies for that. I'm afraid other things have been hihger priority recently. However, I'm just writing a brief note to urge everyone to sign up on the Sense About Science petition There's ...

Ben Goldacre on MMR

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 Posted in Bad media, Health | No Comments »

More from Dr. Ben Goldacre, of Bad Science fame, about the MMR - Autism controversy. Ben Goldacre on YouTube The part of that particular video that slightly annoys me is the very end. After Ben has finished giving a short and, in ...

Sense About Science

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 Posted in Health | No Comments »

Just a quick one, but I stumbled across the Sense About Science website, which appears to be an excellent resource. Forward it to everyone you know who needs to read it  :)

The Quack Prince

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 Posted in Health | No Comments »

Good old Prince Charles has done it again - he's offering quack detox products from his all-organic range of foods. And, as anyone who has done any research will readily tell you - detox products are, basically, total quackery. Here's the ...

Britain in the grip of stupidity epidemic

Friday, February 6th, 2009 Posted in Biology, Creationism, Education, Health | No Comments »

The mind boggles. The "Rescuing Darwin Survey" was, IMHO, extraordinarily poor in its design; but that's only a tiny excuse for what is a colossal failure of education, the press, and, frankly, the national intelligence. 33% of adults in the survey believed that ...

Trick or Treatment?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 Posted in Health | No Comments »

Just a quick update to suggest that you all go out and buy a copy of the wonderful new book on Alternative Therapies in medicine, "Trick or Treatment". Here's the link. The book covers all alternative therapies that I've ...


Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in Biology, Health, Paranormal | No Comments »

I'm stuck at home today feeling like death, with a splitting headache, fever, cough and sore throat. Fortunately, I went to see the doctor yesterday before it got too bad, so I'm all stocked up with medicines. At least it ...

Bad Science

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Posted in Bad media, General Science, Health | No Comments »

If you don't do anything else I ever tell you, then make absolutely sure that you read Ben Goldacre's book "Bad Science".  Just to make it easier for you, here's the link. Dr Goldacre is a trained medical doctor, ...