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The clash of science and politics

I am awaiting the Employment Court’s decision of Jim Salinger’s case (see Clamping down on science communication). However, related to this is the scandal blowing up in the UK over the sacking of the Professor David Nutt as the governments … Continue reading

Morality and politics

Jonathan Haidt has some interesting work on morality and politics. He describes it in the TED video below and in his recent paper (Liberals and conservatives rely on different moral foundations). It basically shows that conservatives and liberals give different … Continue reading

Introducing humanism into politics

I have often thought that humanists and other non-theist groups, don’t play the role they could in New Zealand society. Out last census revealed that just under 50% of New Zealander’s now describe themselves as Christian (Is New Zealand a … Continue reading

The Bible’s place in politics?

It seems that a Christian pastor in New Zealand is determined that the Bible should have a role in our parliamentary election (Bible thrown at MP) Manurewa MP George Hawkins is laying a complaint with police after a man threw … Continue reading

March ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is unexpectedly missing or the numbers seem very low please check this out. … Continue reading

February ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Image credit: POLITICAL BLOG I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is unexpectedly missing or the numbers seem very low please … Continue reading

Censorship: Thinking you are right – even if you’re wrong

I posted this video four years ago – but repost it now because the message is still very valid (see Are you really right? and Warriors, scouts, Trump’s election and your news media). In fact, it’s more valid today than it was … Continue reading

Embarrassing knock-back of second draft review of possible cognitive health effects of fluoride

This is rather embarrassing for a US group attempting to get the science right about possible toxic effects of fluoride. It’s also embarrassing for the anti-fluoride activists who have “jumped the gun” and been citing the group’s draft review as … Continue reading

January ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Image credit: New Zealand Privacy Act 2020: standout features, fines and global comparisons I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is … Continue reading

December ’20 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is unexpectedly missing or the numbers seem very low please check this out. … Continue reading