Monthly Archives: August 2013

Chatsworth and the Roaches

I haven’t written many climbing posts, but I recently went out to the Peak District with some friends and we had a good climb at the Roaches [Yong area, Lower Tier, 4 routes] and then Chatsworth [Cider Wall, Gardom’s Edge, … Continue reading

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What is Science?

Common sense is naturally the first component of scientific thought: look about yourself, and the world around you manifests itself as a motionless plane; dropped things always fall down and never up, thus these two directions must necessarily be distinct … Continue reading

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The Incredible Human Journey, by Alice Roberts – A Review

Alice Roberts writes a strong book with vivid, emotive descriptions in “narrative” parts where she describes her own experiences researching the content. These not only draw the reader in, but enlighten us to some of the extremes of cultural diversity … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Denialism

[T]here is compelling, comprehensive, and consistent objective evidence that humans are changing the climate in ways that threaten our societies and the ecosystems upon which we depend. Many recent assaults on climate science and, more disturbingly, on climate scientists by … Continue reading

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GM Evidence

So I read this story in the BBC Trust Review… [Kirtana Chandrasekaran] claimed that GM crops are a risk to health (no convincing evidence, after twenty years of study), that they will contaminate other potato varieties (almost all varieties of … Continue reading

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The MMR ‘Debate’

I recently blogged about the MMR so-called “debate”, but thought I would bring it up again because a) it is incredibly incredibly annoying when people don’t look for evidence, listen to evidence when it’s presented, and revive closed debates b) … Continue reading

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BBC Trust Review

The BBC Trust Review of Impartiality and Accuracy of the BBC’s Coverage of Science, July 2011, Independent Assessment by Professor Steve Jones, Imperial College London I have just read this review, and liked it. It’s made some very interesting points … Continue reading

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Sense About Science

Sense About Science have launched a new swanky-looking website they asked us all to review. They had a very clever tool in a side tab so you could answer the survey questions whilst navigating the website. Swanky though it looks, … Continue reading

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Ghostwriting and Copyediting

Time for the final review. And I have to admit, I’m  not particularly familiar with the concept of ghostwriting. I think there was a Jonathan Creek once where a ghostwriter was killed, and that is pretty much the depth of … Continue reading

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The Publishing Industry and Other Mysteries

So the reviews continue… Writing Tips: How Long, How Many, How Much? So his section is sensible, including numbers on length to actually quantify stuff… but I have read it before elsewhere…! Luckily, not all of it. And when even … Continue reading

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