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Penny Brohn Cancer Care: ‘Evidence’ … No I don’t think so !

September 27, 2009


last week, during an idle moment of googling I stumbled upon the Penny Brohn Cancer Care website. Their stated aim is to offer “specialist support including complementary therapies, advice & counselling for people living with cancer & their supporters“.  Their claims focus on the use of complementary therapies to help manage the symptoms and side […]

Science Reporting: What would you have us do ?

September 21, 2009


These comments are not solely directed at Mike Hanlon, Fiona Macrae, nor the Daily Mail.  They are mentioned here simply as a response to the comments made by Mike Hanlon (Daily Mail Science Editor) during the Ben Goldacre / Lord Drayson debate.   Fiona Macrae’s article was not discussed during the debate and its use does […]

Gods Red Shirt Brigade !

September 18, 2009


This is only a minor rant, but sometimes people just assume they can do anything they want !!! Over the past week or two the quiet towns and villages of NW Leicestershire have been invaded by red sweatshirt wearing evangelists calling themselves “Walk National Forest“ They are on the streets stopping people, going into pubs […]

Science Reporting – Rickety Bridge Analogy:

September 17, 2009


Just a quick blog post following the Goldacre / Drayson debate on the state of science reporting in the media. I wasn’t able to attend the event so I had to be content with watching the live web feed with a glass of port ….. or in the spirit of accurate reporting … a full […]

Every blog has to start somewhere !

July 13, 2009


Who: Skeptic Barista What: Nothing more that some random activities, spurious brain dumps and occasional rants ! Where: Well here actually …… Why: Because sometimes 140 Twitter characters just isn’t enough … When: Whenever I’ve got something to say and can find the time to say it … I had been following the Simon Singh […]