Although science is not the only evidenced-based discipline, I argue it is unlike any other. Prompted by a debate with a lawyer friend, I offer a short thought experiment.Read More
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Science stories, the world through a scientist's eye, debunking pseudoscience and sometimes commenting on the media reporting of science. Comments and corrections are welcome providing they are respectful. Spam, of course, will be blocked.
There is some evidence to suggest that those who voted for Brexit are twice as likely to deny climate change as those who voted to remain in the EU. The politics of this are interesting but I argue that the rhetorical logic of those denying climate change and denying the inevitable negative economic impact of Brexit have distinct similarities.Read More
Of all the varieties of denialism, the antivaxers are probably amongst the most dangerous. All the evidence, both scientific and historical point towards vaccines being one of the most significant contributors to public health in history. And yet the antivaxers turn this around and claim it's nothing more than a big pharma plot.Read More
Scientists by their nature tend to question assumptions. They are analytical creatures, wanting to get below the veneer of perceived wisdom. This can make us a difficult lot to manage and I don't think I have been an excpetion to this rule over the years.Read More