Monthly Archives: May 2010

"Inspired By The Science Of Genes"

Analysis of the new L’Oreal advert claiming their products inspiration from “The Science Of Genes”. Continue reading

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Two Tribes: 1. The Paradigm Wars

The “paradigm wars”, the crisis in the social sciences, arose in the 1980s, predominantly across Anglo-American research institutions. This was due to the rise of qualitative research and the resulting discussions on what was the appropriate approach to researching social phenomena. But were they really all that big a deal? Continue reading

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Bad Argument of the Week XII

Behold, this week’s Bad Argument winner! Guardian columnist Andrew Brown’s words of warning over Dr Craig Venter’s latest achievement take the prize for their poor grasp of the pesky details. Continue reading

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Freaky Friday: Unreal Estate?

In today‚Äôs financial climate, many people are having to sell up their homes. People are desperate to get on the property ladder and are on the look out for bargains. Sadly, not all houses fall within an affordable price range… but what if, for only I had $1.15 Million US, you too could be the happy new owner of one of the most famous houses on the planet? Continue reading

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Soft Cell

This week’s cartoon from Dario Battisti… Continue reading

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Man Creates Life?

The news has been full of stories of the first “synthetic organism”, the “creation of life in the laboratory”. But what really happened? Continue reading

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Homeopathic "Training" Scrapped at Gartnavel

Encouraging signs that the funding of homeopathy by the NHS in Scotland may be coming to an end? Best sign the petition just to make sure! Continue reading

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