The Year In Nonsense. And Stuff.

December 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm (Miscellaneous, Onanism)

Story in here texty texty texty texty in here in here here here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beware The Bias Blind Spot

December 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , )

The term bias blind spot refers to “the cognitive bias of failing to compensate for one’s own cognitive biases”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Metro: Twitter To Blame For Vaccine Fears

December 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The Metro has published an article quoting Prof John Oxford as saying that Twitter is partly to blame for the low uptake of vaccines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mail Warn Of Flu Crisis

December 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , )

As I write, the Daily Mail’s online Health section has no fewer than three links to recent articles on flu, swine flu, and vaccination. I thought it might be interesting to compare them to previous articles on the same subject. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Beginner’s Guide To Reflexology

December 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm (Beginner's Guides, Reflexology) ()

The latest in an occasional series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Freedom of Speech and the Internet

December 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Freedom of Speech and the Internet

Introduction

According to Boing Boing and Wikiquote, it was John Gilmore who once said that: “The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” Read the rest of this entry »

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A Fall From Grace

December 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Miscellaneous, Nutritionism) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I find it odd, and on occasion a little unsettling, to see instances of people or ideas being subject to criticism for what appear to me to be the wrong reasons. I think some of the criticism of Andrew Wakefield and Gillian McKeith falls into this bracket. Read the rest of this entry »

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