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So it’s farewell then, Baroness Greenfield

One of Britain’s best-known science media tarts has just been given her marching orders. Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, one-time neurologist and until yesterday full-time director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, has been made redundant with immediate effect. Those of us with an interest in such arcane matters have long known that the Royal […]

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Chomsky – champion of human rights?

Without a question mark appended, the title above would be a sick joke. But an even sicker joke is that the once esteemed human rights campaigning body Amnesty International has invited Noam Chomsky to present its annual lecture. The sometime academic was also given three pages of the latest Amnesty UK magazine in which to […]

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Spineless

The case of Simon Singh vs the British Chiropractic Association continues apace, with the noted science writer launching an appeal against the imbecilic High Court ruling of Mr Justice Eady. Added to this we now have a high-profile campaign supported by the great and the good of the scientific establishment, arts and media worlds. And […]

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Spittle-flecked invective? Pfui!

In yesterday’s response to Bob Ward, concerning his open letter to Martin Durkin, and the links between Durkin, the Science Media Centre and other extremist groups, I strongly criticised both the letter and the SMC, and praised George Monbiot for having condemned the SMC attacks on GM critics such as Ronan Bennett and Alan Rusbridger. […]

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Science advocacy and political lobbying

My reaction this morning to a contribution made to the Psi-com email discussion list for science communicators has stirred up a right hornets’ nest. Given that the list is closed, I cannot quote directly from other members’ contributions, but I will refer here to the discussion and, in the following words, draw heavily from my […]

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Climate science, the media and troublesome data

Further to my recent comment on Martin Durkin’s TV documentary – The Great Global Warming Swindle – there has been some discussion about this within the Psci-com community of science and technology media workers. The following is a slightly revised version of my contribution today to that discussion… Durkin’s documentary played on a number of […]

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Who’s swindling whom?

MIT-based oceanographer Carl Wunsch, who appeared in the recent Channel 4 documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle (online here), is complaining that the filmmaker Martin Durkin misrepresented his views, and made him out to be a climate change denier, which he most certainly is not. I sympathise with Wunsch, but wonder how he allowed himself […]

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