Lessons From Feynman

May 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , )

In 1974, Richard Feynman gave a speech at Caltec which was later published, in 1985, in the book Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman. The book chapter was titled Cargo Cult Science and it contained some valuable lessons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Skeptical Voters: Grill Your MP

April 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm (Evidence, Politics) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

The Skeptical Voter website has some suggested questions for PPCs. I wanted to ask some slightly different questions, but the below queries are based on the Skeptical Voter’s suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evidence: Government Policy and Homeopathy

February 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm (government, Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy, Politics) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Science and Technology Select Committee’s report [PDF] on homeopathy and the accompanying press release are rather critical of some of the individuals and groups referred to in the report. Here is just a sample of the targets for criticism: Read the rest of this entry »

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Why does the BBC link to JABS?

May 20, 2008 at 4:39 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Bad Science, Media) (, , , , )

I’ve been corresponding with the BBC with regard to their linking to the anti-vaccination pressure group JABS. This was my original complaint: Read the rest of this entry »

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Campaigns

November 28, 2007 at 5:17 pm (Atheism, Bad Science, Campaigns, government, Religion) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Just a brief post today on campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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