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Cultural and ideological bias in scientific literature reviews

  The scientific community is international but it is surely dominated, and influenced by, something less international – the overwhelming predominance of  the use of the English language. In the past when that dominance was less extreme scientists were more aware of … Continue reading

Comparing the Cochrane and NZ Fluoridation Reviews

New Zealand policy makers and health professionals should be wary about much of the current media comments on the Cochrane Fluoridation Review (Iheozor-Ejiofor 2015). Anti-fluoridation campaigners are misrepresenting it and distorting its findings. They are using cherry-picked quotes to make claims … Continue reading

What’s in store for eBook readers

I think many New Zealanders have joined the digital reading revolution. They are purchasing eBooks on-line and reading them on a tablet, such as the iPad, or a dedicated reading device, an eReader. Personally I think eReaders are a better … Continue reading

A universe in an eBook (or app)

If your are into science books – and enjoying the advantage of eBooks (or planning to), this is a web site you really must bookmark. Download The Universe has just been launched. Science writer Carl Zimmer is the “fall guy” … Continue reading

Problems with pdf eBooks – metadata issues

I have become increasingly dependent on my eBook reader. Consequently I now have quite a few eBooks – and many of them are in the pdf format. While most eReaders will display pdf formats there can be issues. Because these … Continue reading

Some book ideas

That time of the year is upon us. The time when we start considering what books to buy – whether as presents for friend and family, or for our own amusement or education during the holiday break. So I thought … Continue reading

The Bible – a book review

I know you generally can’t rely on the book reviews on Amazon. But sometimes they can be humorous. I came across some funny examples  in the reviews for The Holy Bible King James Version Here’s one from Todd W. Hemphill: … Continue reading

Book recommendations?

Ever wondered about those short recommendations featured on the covers of books. Sometimes  I am shocked to see a recommendation from someone I respect for a book I know is rubbish. Well, this exchange of letters (see But will they … Continue reading

The origins of ethics and violence

What’s really true?

I am spending some time dealing with family business so I am reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days. These could be useful with Christmas coming up. Here’s an ideal Christmas present for the aspiring … Continue reading