Here it is. I think it is pretty self-explanatory (nonetheless, I have added some additional context below the fold): Date: Sep 11, 2019To: <Fiona Godlee>, Editor in Chief, BMJRE: BMJ’s … Continue Reading My letter to the BMJ on its “ambiguous editorial commitment to scientific rigour”
The Starbucks I go to is now selling magic beans. Well, matcha tea lattes actually, which are like magic beans in the sense that they possess special powers: Detox the … Continue Reading Um Starbucks, could you not?
Alright, there really is no humble way of putting this. My new book [*blush*], having been trailed as “imminent” for several months, is now officially available. In all good booksellers, as … Continue Reading ‘Rethinking Psychology’ is now available
Have you ever noticed how irrationalities (a) tend to cluster, (b) tend to offer hope to the desperate, and (c) tend to appeal to folks with strongly held dogmatic beliefs? … Continue Reading Who let the dogmas out?
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?
Readers might remember that I got nice new frames for my spectacles lately. Of course, the same visit to the optometrist revealed me to have ‘dry eye’, a condition associated with … Continue Reading My battle against dry eye: I never thought things would get *this* bad…
Hat tip to c*nty_mc_sh*tb*lls over on Reddit for this one. Irish patients warned ‘miracle cure’ from US church is bleach A CONTROVERSIAL American Church which is coming to Ireland this … Continue Reading ‘Miracle’ cure removes cancer, HIV, autism. By killing you
Today, I had my head examined. Well, part of my head. Okay then, my eyes. I had an eye test. The usual results transpired. My macular degeneration continues to degenerate … Continue Reading I like TBUTs and I cannot lie
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
I am pleased to announce the establishment of the World Certifying Body for the Certification of Certified Healthologists, or WCBCCH. We’re seeking to recognise the rise of public interest in all … Continue Reading Trust me, I’m a healthologist (and now you can be one too…)
So I got me some of them reasonably famous Po Chai Pills here in Hong Kong. The name means “protective aid” pills, but you won’t be able to tell much … Continue Reading Po Chai Pills: May contain stuff, etc.
The week in six bits: 1. NASA startled by ‘Jelly Donut’ on Mars. Probably not a doughnut, though. Personally, I’m more startled by how dumbed down USA Today actually managed to … Continue Reading Favourites List (24.01.14)
Here are the top ten most read posts on The Science Bit in 2013:
As we all know, the old days were the best. You know. Ye olden days. This is what I thought when I received this tweet alert from @ClaireMcCallion earlier today: … Continue Reading American Psychological Association promotes pseudotherapies. Again.
Time to reprint those fan t-shirts, folks, as a new date has been added to my world tour. Next Tuesday evening I’m giving the keynote lecture at Psych Fest 2013, … Continue Reading Forthcoming: Master of Delusion
Well, kind of. Here is a video of the keynote lecture I gave as part of the #celt12 ‘Written Word’ conference held last June in Galway, Ireland. Why not set aside … Continue Reading At last: “Science Bit–The MOVIE!”