Anger In Debating Of Health Issues

August 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm (Miscellaneous, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

There seems to be something about health that can make some people discussing issues relating to it become rather angry. There is a new example of this in the case of Dr Alan Dangour. The scientist who conducted research concluding that organic food is no healthier than conventional produce “told The Independent that hundreds of people had contacted him since his work was published, with many accusing him of dishonesty and incompetence in emails peppered with swear words”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Belief by Numbers

December 28, 2007 at 10:36 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Are we dumbing down? Do we believe more readily now than in the past? Are odd beliefs more prevalent in the US than the UK?

According to the CBS news website in 2005, a poll found that that “Most Americans do not accept the theory of evolution. Instead, 51 percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.” Read the rest of this entry »

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A Failure To Engage

November 2, 2007 at 1:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Just a quick rant. I’m getting sick of organisations and individuals who express their viewpoint and then do the equivalent of running away with their fingers in their ears shouting ‘lalala’. I find this incredibly frustrating and I’m not sure what (if anything) it achieves. This failure to engage can be seen on many websites from anti-vaccine forums through online newspaper columns and even MP’s blogs.

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