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Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

Boiron sue completely innocent blogger because he dared to tell the truth about homoeopathy!!!!!11!!11! Can it possibly be true? Well, no, not exactly, and one thing this case will serve to demonstrate well is the fact that you can’t say much… Continue Reading →

Keep Calm and Carry On

“The car’s on fire!” “Which car?” “Your car!” It’s almost 4am, and this is how I have woken up. Without even thinking, I run downstairs and start to fill something, anything, with water. I sprint to the front door and… Continue Reading →

Lava bacteria and germy soap pumps?

Crossposted from The 21st Floor: I don’t often watch adverts, but every now and again, I’ll see one that annoys me so much that I actively seek it out. The culprit this time: Dettol, and their two recent adverts for… Continue Reading →

Ye shall know the truth…

…and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) Parents, teachers, and religious folk may not always agree on all aspects of child-rearing, but it’s likely that they’ll all agree that “tell the truth” is an important rule. Perhaps that’s… Continue Reading →

Science is not my god

Dear Deborah Orr, When you next choose to write a small piece for the Guardian’s Science section, please do try to include some actual science. It’s considered good practice by scientists to label correctly what you do, and by no… Continue Reading →

How much does hope cost?

How much would you pay for hope? £75,000? How about $140,000? Given a life-threatening illness, or a chance to completely change your circumstances, I’d guess that most people would say that hope is priceless, and that they would pay anything,… Continue Reading →

No Accounting For Accountability

Not so long ago, there was a time when medical experts thought that they were close to eliminating measles permanently. Now, the World Health Organisation has had to push that target date back to 2015, at the earliest. Many people,… Continue Reading →

Not religious? Then say so!

It’s been announced that the 2011 Irish Census will take place on Sunday, April 10th. The last Census took place in 2006, so it’s fair to say that a lot has changed since then. Most questions on the census form… Continue Reading →

Alternatives to the Quack Stuff

Today, I sent the following letter to the Irish Times. Regarding “Alternatives to the Pink Stuff” published on Tuesday, March 8th. A chara, I find it disappointing and disturbing to note that a well renowned and regarded paper would publish what amounts… Continue Reading →

Compulsory Irish? Ná bí ag magadh!

With the general election looming, the candidates are taking every opportunity possible to preach their message and try to win over undecided voters. One such opportunity arose last night, in the form of a three way leaders debate (1), through the… Continue Reading →

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