Category Archives: Nonsense

Open letter to Simon Hughes, MP

Cross-posted from the BioLOG. Dear Simon Thank you for signing Early Day Motion 767. This implies you support continued (if not increased) public funding of scientific research, along with many of your colleagues in the Coalition. Today we learned that … Continue reading

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On Hawking

Bought Eureka. Came with free copy of The Times, which I threw away. —earlier today on Twitter So Stephen Hawking has discovered Occam’s Razor. William of Ockham (can I call him ‘Bill’?) is the monk and philosopher to whom is … Continue reading

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On survival

There’s a comment on my work blog that says, essentially, “fuck people: what about the fluffy animals?”. It’s funny, but perhaps uniquely in the history of Planet Earth (if not the Universe) we as humans are in a position to … Continue reading

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On global warming

It was pretty cold this winter, at least in the UK. Lots of the anthropogenic global warming twonks (‘deniers’ or ‘sceptics’ in other places. I say call a spade an implement for moving dirt from one place to another) scoffed … Continue reading

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On Scienceblogs

Following PepsiGate, I’m opening a book on who’ll be next to jump ship. Currently we’re offering 3 to 1 on Drugmonkey.

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