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New review finds fluoride is not a developmental neurotoxicant at exposure levels relevant to fluoridation

A new extensive review of the scientific literature has concluded that fluoride is not a human developmental neurotoxicant at the current exposure levels in Europe. This is of course just as valid for New Zealand, the USA and other countries … Continue reading

“Fire and Fury” exposes the fundamental problems of the anti-Trump movement

I have long considered myself a “lefty,’ a “liberal” and a “progressive.” But I have despaired over the last 18 months at the behaviour of what I have often considered “my side.” The sinking of “fellow liberals” into a quagmire of … Continue reading

Islamophobia or mental illness?

OR Mental illness is far more widespread than we often wish to admit. In fact, it is probably worth considering it a normal part of life – like the occasional cold or other ailments we all get. But occasionally mental … Continue reading

The victim mentality of conspiracy theorists

Conspiracy theorists seem to see conspiracies in even the most innocent things.  Then again, politically motivated activists will invent conspiracies if they think this will present them as a victim. This appears to be happening around Bob Carter, one of … Continue reading

Theological mental gymnastics over evolution

Darwin Day is this weekend so I thought I should do a couple of relevant posts. Here I want to comment on a popular reaction to evolutionary science by mainstream Christians.  I am referring to the regular church-goer or adherent … Continue reading

Lynch mob mentality

We have seen a wave of anti-climate change hysteria in the last few months – coinciding with the stealing of emails from the East Anglia Climate Centre  and the UN Copenhagen Conference. Posts and comments on internet blogs and forums … Continue reading

Environmental movement needs pragmatism

Book Review: Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand Price: US$17.153 Hardcover: 336 page Publisher: Viking Adult (October 15, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0670021210 ISBN-13: 978-0670021215 Stewart Brand is an invigorating and challenging writer. He has a long … Continue reading

Theistic mental gymnastics

I have recently been debating some anti-science theists who want to see some changes made. They would like to make science more “theistically friendly.” First, they were insisting we should include “theological evidence”! However, they couldn’t actually think of any … Continue reading

Update of NZ fluoridation review timely and useful

Image credit: Kurt:S/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). An updated New Zealand scientific review of community water fluoridation (CWF) finds that CWF in New Zealand is safe and effective. The new review, Fluoridation: an update on evidence, was published by the New Zealand … Continue reading

Hip fractures in the elderly and fluoride – contradictory evidence

Room for cherry-picking to confirm a bias. Separate Swedish studies report that fluoride can either prevent or promote the risk of hip fracture in the elderly. Image credit: Are hip fracture patients treated quickly enough? Anti-fluoride activists are promoting a … Continue reading