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Image credit: How To Win a Vaccination Debate The media are promoting a new scientific paper on the vaccination debate. Their interest is undoubtedly driven by the study’s conclusion that “Russian trolls” (and by implication the Russian state) are amplifying this … Continue reading
Picked this graphic up on Facebook last night. Some people seem hesitant to discuss vaccination in the comments so hopefully this gives them the excuse they need. Really drives the message home, doesn’t it?
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
We are all wrong at times – usually a lot more often than we think, or are happy to acknowledge. But the only person who doesn’t make a mistake is the person who is not doing anything – and that is … Continue reading
Most readers are aware the fossil fuel industry finances the spreading of doubt about climate change science. But people are less aware of the role played by the “natural”/alternative health industry in promoting doubt about the science of health issues. Author … Continue reading
I was reading a few articles about Dmitri Mendeleev recently – seeing we were celebrating his 182nd birthday (see What a pleasant surprise!). One I came across (Dmitri Mendeleev: Chemistry, the hot-air balloon and vodka) set me back a bit. Initially, it … Continue reading
Here are some of chemist’s pet peeves chemists about discussion on social media and the internet in general. The list is from the article 5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science posted on the blog The Logic … Continue reading
Most people in the US believe community water fluoridation (CWF) is safe and beneficial. Mork & Griffin (2015) report these findings from a 2009 health survey in a new paper: Mork, N., & Griffin, S. (2015). Perceived safety and benefit … Continue reading
The controversial Lancet editor, Richard Horton, has produced an opinion piece which some are interpreting as an attack on medical science, if not science in general. His article, What is medicine’s 5 sigma?, is being touted by websites like Collective Evolution … Continue reading
Michael Foley, a Senior Lecturer in Public health dentistry at The University of Queensland has an interesting article in The Conversation* – ‘Holistic’ dentistry: more poppycock than panacea? He declares that “all dentists should be practicing holistic medicine.” After all, the World … Continue reading