A meal to (never) die for

May 8, 2017

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Clean eating, raw food, paleo, and, I‘d imagine, quite a lot of other such diets and lifestyles  seem to be everywhere nowadays; whether it is a friend telling you that you just “have to do this, because…”, or whether it is in twitter, facebook, and tabloid “science updates”. Of course, the most irritating one of these is the […]

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“Being Boris Johnson” An essay on free markets and public health

February 16, 2017

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If you live in the UK (or Europe) you may remember that Boris Johnson, always the opportunist, wrote two columns for The Daily Telegraph – one pro- and one anti- Brexit. The plan, of course, was to decide which option would be the most beneficial to ones career and go with that. An alternative explanation […]

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Review of “The Naked Ape”

December 21, 2016

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50 years post-publication, I finally read (and reviewed) Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape”: http://www.funpolice.eu/index.htm 

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New blog post “Epidemiology: a canine intervention”

December 13, 2016

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Sometimes, in science, and specifically in epidemiology, all that is needed is a dog’s perspective… …especially when it is about them… Read more my site ‘The FunPolice’ <link> Or direct to article: <link>  

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Book Review of “Intellectuals and Society”

October 20, 2016

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So I read and reviewed “Intellectuals and Society” by the American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell. What a waste of time…. More on the Fun Police Website (Link to The Fun Police)

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New blog post “Slinging mud at El Diablo”

October 4, 2016

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“Is there Evidence of Adverse Health Effects Near US Nuclear Installations? Infant Mortality in Coastal Communities near The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Station in California, 1989-2012”. ? …Is there…? Read the full story at The Fun Police: link Or directly to the article: link

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Alcohol and “fact”checking in Ireland

September 12, 2016

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About a week ago thejournal.ie decided it would be a good idea to ‘FactCheck’ whether  minimum unit alcohol pricing was proven to work, because the Irish Health Promotion  Minister (Marcella Corcoran Kennedy…apparently) made a claim about this with respect to  the Irish government’s alcohol policy. They decided that the best way to go about this […]

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