A letter in today’s Irish Times bemoans a recent column on homeopathy. The column had drawn attention to a report by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council that was … Continue Reading What’s the deal with that Swiss government homeopathy report?
As you can see above, this here blog caught the attention of the Irish Times yesterday, with founder skeptic Paul O’Donoghue using it as the hook for his latest column in … Continue Reading Homeopathy, vaccination, autism: Together again
I recently came across this campaign for homeopathy awareness. Sounds good to me, we could certainly do with a helluva lot more awareness in this area. In fact, one of … Continue Reading I’ve decided to do my bit for homeopathy awareness…
The Irish Times is the so-called “newspaper of record” in Ireland. It has a reputation for being Ireland’s leading print source of intellectual commentary and political analysis. It is widely … Continue Reading The Irish Times: Promoting homeopathy, endangering children?
Project Fear has been ongoing for some time now. Here’s a poster urging the plain people of Ireland to vote ‘No’ to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty back in 2008: … Continue Reading Ten years on and, quelle surprise, that child-abusing EU dystopia hasn’t happened (yet)
Nathan Robinson has written about the obscurantism of Jordan Peterson, and I’m not even the first to blog about it. Pankaj Mishra has been deconstructing Peterson’s mysticism here, while Kelefa Sanneh’s … Continue Reading Jordan Peterson’s re-heated obscurantism
We all know that the world is complex, and that science is increasingly so. Gone are the days when one person could successfully grasp the entirety of what science could teach. … Continue Reading This new European-wide public science engagement initiative is worth a look
So, how can it be that homeopathy sometimes seems to work? Well there are a few possible explanations: The universe is broken Placebo etc. They’re cutting the stuff with real … Continue Reading The homeopathic drugs DO work. Because they’re drugs
Here’s a classic science communication fiasco. Many of us believe empiricism enables the resolution of uncertainty with data, and that more information is better than less. That’s why we do … Continue Reading Telling parents how vaccines are safe makes them *less* likely to vaccinate their kids
Remember, folks, if (a) it’s new, (b) it’s popular, and (c) it’s invisible, then you know what it is. That’s right. It’s a cancer-causing death ray inflicted by lazy-minded bureaucrats … Continue Reading Reading this can damage your health