Simon Singh

Posted on Fri 11 December 2009 in geek • Tagged with law, libel, media, politics, science

As the nights draw in again it's time to hit the lecture circuit. Cambridge is pretty well served with public lectures as well as a number of other organisations that organises talks in return for a small donation on the day or subscription. Last night I went to the IET's …

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For Science!

Posted on Tue 24 November 2009 in geek • Tagged with climate change, cru, science

A couple of stories recently have gotten me thinking about the process of doing science and how it may change in the coming years. The current approach is to spend time doing your research and once your happy you have a defensible theory you write a paper explaining what you …

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Bad Science

Posted on Tue 03 November 2009 in general • Tagged with books, reviews, science

I finally finished Bad Scienceimage0 last night, written by the excellent Guardian science reporter Ben Goldacre. It's a tour-de-force of rage against the combined forces of exploitative quacks, big pharma and of course the media. Throughout the book he lays down the basics of the scientific method and how it …

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