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Fluoridation: “debating” the science?

How the anti-fluoride activist envisages their debate challenge – their hero standing up against the might of the health authorities. Image credit: From the Coliseum to the Cage New Zealand last week saw another “debate challenge” from anti-fluoride activists. But are … Continue reading

Are fluoride researchers sacked for their findings?

Dr Phyllis Mullenix – employment terminated because of her fluoride research or other reasons? (Image credit: NYC Coalition Against Artificial Fluoridation) Heard the one about the scientist who was doing excellent research but was sacked by her Institute because her discoveries shattered … Continue reading

Debating science

The Science March in Palmerston North. Credit: Erin Wilson, Twitter. This last week has certainly raised the profile of the “science debate” in New Zealand. Most importantly we saw big turnouts for the Science March in several major cities – a … Continue reading

Fluoridation: New research confirms it is cost effective – yet again

A new study has found, once again, that community water fluoridation (CWF) saves more than it costs. Carrying on from the previous most comprehensive study in 2001 this new study is based on updated costs of CWF and the averted lifetime … Continue reading

Misrepresenting fluoride science – an open letter to Paul Connett

A new year and a new speaking tour of New Zealand by US anti-fluoride campaigner Paul Connett. Looking over the presentation he is giving at his New Zealand meetings I find he has absolutely nothing new to say. It’s all been … Continue reading

New research confirms water fluoridation does not cause bone cancers

The most common type of bone cancer is Osteosarcoma. Image credit:  Osteosarcoma This time for Texas. A new study confirms what other researchers have found elsewhere. It is reported in this recent paper: Archer, N. P., Napier, T. S., & Villanacci, J. F. (2016). … Continue reading

“Do the math” – a bit like “Do the research!”

Cherry-picking data is an old technique used by those who wish to raise doubt about a scientific consensus. On the one hand, it isolates the cherry-picked data from their context and the rest of the data. On the other hand … Continue reading

A challenge to anti-fluoridationers to justify their misrepresentation of New Zealand research

One of the frustrations I have with the fluoridation issue is the refusal of anti-fluoride activists to engage on the science. They will pontificate, but they won’t engage in discussion. On the surface, one would think there is a difference … Continue reading

Hubris of the google researcher

Credit: It is not that easy from xkcd Saw this on The Complexity of Modern Science at the Physic Forum Websites. It really does illustrate problems with some of the commenters here who wish to throw away scientific consensus – or replace it with … Continue reading

“Natural News” on trial in The Hague for crimes against science

This is a spoof, of course – but a legitimate one. It’s a response to reports like this from The ecologist – “Monsanto on trial for crimes against nature and humanity.” Some readers may have been fooled by this, but … Continue reading