About

Stuff And Nonsense is my main blog. I also write occasional guest posts at Lay Science and The Nadine Dorries Project (and elsewhere).

I’ve changed the blog name to Stuff and Nonsense as I had begun to dislike the title “jdc325’s weblog“.

My name is James Cole and I have no competing interests. Except for a fascination with bullshit.

Contrary to popular belief, I am not an allopathic medic or a Big Pharma shill. Nor am I a robot – despite using the name jdc325, which does look an awful lot like a robot name. A bit like R2D2 or C3PO.

Inspired by the Bad Science blog and following the lead of other Bad Science Forum members, I started blogging in September 2007.

Among the things that interest me are anti-vaccine campaigners and alternative medicine. Another subject that has cropped up more than once is legal chill.

Adverts: WordPress occasionally uses ads on their sites. See http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/go-ad-free/ for more. These ads are nothing to do with me, they are WordPress’s own adverts – and I’m too tight careful with money to go completely ad-free. Hopefully most of you will not see these ads, as regular WordPress users apparently will not be shown the adverts.

If there’s anything on this blog that you have an issue with or if there’s anything you think I should be covering but am not then please feel free to let me know. Comment here or use the contact email below. Cheers!

New contact email: 325jdc325@googlemail.com

Competing interests: none that I am aware of (except the aforementioned fascination with bullshit). I receive no payment from anyone for the blog posts I write – I do this for love, not money.

Bits’n’pieces

I have now started writing for the Lay Science webzine. My “Stuff And Nonsense” blog is indexed on http://www.badscienceblogs.net/ and some posts are aggregated on BPSDB (the blogging on pseudoscience database).

Here are my first blog posts for the Nadine Dorries Project: why & human rights.

I have submitted some posts to The 21st Floor website, which is a site that “aims to bring you the best independent scientific and sceptical news and commentary in Scotland.” First post here: Dangers of Debunking. Tagged posts here.

My twitter page is here: http://twitter.com/jdc325.

13 Comments

  1. bibomedia said,

    :)

  2. She-Liger said,

    And why don’t you work in normal sphere? Probably you don’t like a payment there, eh? Too small for you?
    Generally it is a villainy: to think one thing – but to do absolutely opposite thing! :(
    And more worse – to do dirty deals and simultaneously to speak right words.

    What do you think?

  3. jdc325 said,

    Thank you for the questions She-Liger.
    I am fairly certain that I haven’t done anything in my working life that went against my morals. I do not do ‘dirty deals’. I do not get paid better money because of the field I work in.

  4. She-Liger said,

    To work in homeopathy is dirty deal generally. And to work in homeopathy, simultaneously criticising it – is a doublethink.

  5. jdc325 said,

    I don’t work in homeopathy.

  6. She-Liger said,

    Well, not homeopathy, however – “alternative” medicine.You said: “I work for a firm that is within a sector of the field of ’alternative medicine’. “

  7. jdc325 said,

    So anybody who works for a firm that could be said to be in the field of alternative medicine is engaged in double-think and dirty deals?

    By the way – I have also responded to your email criticising myself and other bloggers.

  8. She-Liger said,

    Probably, yes… Though it is MY opinion and I understand that it is “ultra” ;)) But simply I saw in my life the worst examples of ” the compromises” mentioned here :(

  9. She-Liger said,

    Thank you for the letter.

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  11. Brendan Riley said,

    I’m not sure if it’s Firefox 4.0 or your design, but I couldn’t find a link to this about page on your main blog. I just typed it in the URL box to get there. Just fyi.

    Cool blog!

  12. Deanna said,

    Hi James. I’m new to your blog. I’m a wife and mom who is somewhat scientifically savvy and health-conscious… Or, shall I say health- curious, since the more research I do about just about anything in the sphere or health leads me to ask more questions. My questions have led me here, so first of all, thanks for writing.

    What is your profession? From the older comments, it sounds like perhaps you were/are in the health field, but I’m not so sure about now. I am sincerely curious, and not looking to pin you on one side of the fence or the other, as I myself am not sure where I stand.

  13. Deanna said,

    Hi James. I’m new to your blog. I’m a wife and mom who is somewhat science-savvy and health-conscious… Or, shall I say health-curious, since the more research I do about just about anything in the sphere of health leads me to ask more questions. My questions have led me here, so first of all, thanks for writing.

    What is your profession? From the older comments, it sounds like perhaps you were/are in the health field, but I’m not so sure about now. I am sincerely curious, and not looking to pin you on one side of the fence or the other, as I myself am not sure where I stand.

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