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My letter to Paul Offit

February 16, 2017 - 13:14 -- Admin

Dear Dr Offit,

I have admired your work in support of vaccines, and your willingness to face down the anti-science attacks on vaccination. I was, therefore, greatly dismayed to read your column in the Daily Beast recently, reviving a set of discredited attacks on public health and environmental science, centred on the spurious claim of a global ban on DDT. I have linked a blog post and article covering the key points, which you can easily check for yourself

Trumpism in Australia (crosspost from Crooked Timber)

February 6, 2017 - 13:25 -- Admin

I’ve had this post in draft for a while, not entirely satisfied with it, but on the rare occasion of Australia making the front pages of US papers I thought I should post it on Crooked Timber ready or not. It’s for an international, largely US audience, but readers here might be interested. I posted it just before the apparent confirmation that Bernardi will Bolt.


January 27, 2017 - 16:11 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Weekend reflections

January 27, 2017 - 16:11 -- Admin

It’s time for another weekend reflections, which makes space for longer than usual comments on any topic. Side discussions to sandpits, please. Absolutely no personal criticism of other commenters.