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I remember it well – the moment after I, as an audience member at a panel at an SF convention, mentioned how much I liked the novel Ender’s Game by one Orson Scott Card, when the temperature appeared to drop … Continue reading

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Null Hypothesis

I am somewhat confused by a recent post in Teh Grauniad by our colleague Athene Donald. Part of my confusion stemmed from the fact that I had walked into an argument that was already in full swing – Donald’s piece … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy (Again)

Here is a transcript of an interview with several Dutch boys. I have made a few changes for reasons that will become clear. Boy 2: I’m happy about bitches being murdered. I am being really honest. Interviewer: You are satisfied? … Continue reading

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Dulce et Decorum est … NOT

Whenever I poke my head above the parapet and claim that the anti-Israeli posturing one sees on the Left is thinly disguised antisemitism (a contention that has overwhelming evidence to support it) I am always treated to the unedifying spectacle … Continue reading

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“In this job, you will make enemies,” warned the then editor, John Maddox, not long after I started in my career at Your Favourite Weekly Professional Science Magazine Beginning With N. This isn’t surprising, given that almost everything I receive … Continue reading

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Kaddish II

No, no, no, no, no.  I know you were all trying to be nice, responding to my complaint about the lack of any memorial to the Israeli athletes gunned down at the Munich Games in 1972, with cosy phrases about … Continue reading

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Forty years ago eleven athletes and officials were murdered at the Olympics in Munich. As the media frenzy around this year’s London games ramps up from Over-Excited to Orgasmic, you can bet that at tonight’s opening ceremony, there will not … Continue reading

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I suppose I should be grateful to that unrepentantly limp wristed pinko lefty my colleague Dr A. E. of Manchester for indicating (in another context) this fascinating article by Martin Robbins in teh Grauniad, in which the renowned columnist finds his gob … Continue reading

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Words Like Bullets

‘Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.’ What is one to make of … Continue reading

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