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Review of “The Naked Ape”

December 21, 2016


50 years post-publication, I finally read (and reviewed) Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape”:  Advertisements

New blog post “Epidemiology: a canine intervention”

December 13, 2016


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>  

Book Review of “Intellectuals and Society”

October 20, 2016


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)

New blog post “Slinging mud at El Diablo”

October 4, 2016


“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

New Fun Police blog post: “How not to die when watching television”

August 5, 2016


Sometime last week the British, and probably international, newspapers were full of stories about new scientific data proving that binge watching (i.e. watching more than one episode of a series at a time, suppose) is detrimental to your health. Just a selection of the headings: “Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists” (BBC)  […]

Book Review: “Dirty Old London: The Victorian fight against Filth”

July 6, 2016


In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with “night soil,” graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. I just spent the last couple of months reading up on what to do with rubbish, dung and filth if you produce so much […]

‘Bending Science’ & the Dirty Electricity Industry

May 12, 2016


New blog post at ‘The Fun Police’: In principle the scientific method has a pretty relatively robust system based on peer-review to ensure that any problems in scientific papers are addressed before the paper is published. This methodology is not without its problems, but it is the best we have available; and it is hard to see what […]