Monthly Archives: January 2011

Psychobabble: No Plan B

George Osborne has no plan B, but is there ever likely to be a plan B in politics? Keir Liddle explores the role of cognitive dissonance in political decision making. Continue reading

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Bad Argument of the Week XLIII

Julie Burchill claims this week’s Bad Argument in the face of stiff competition from James Delingpole, citing the Fortean Times as an ally in the fight for the spirit of the Enlightenment. Continue reading

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Why Consensus Matters

The BBC’s most recent Horizon documentary saw Telegraph columnist and climate change sceptic James Delingpole questioning the role which consensus played in the arena of scientific debate. The 21st Floor tackles the confusion as to the nature of scientific consensus, on how it arises, and why it matters. Continue reading

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Evidence Based Medicine Changed My Life

Steven Makin recounts his introduction to evidence based medicine, from his rejection of transcendental meditation and other woo in a fortunate moment of teenage rebellion, to earning his PhD. Continue reading

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Smoke on the Water

This week’s cartoon from Dario… Continue reading

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Bad Argument of the Week XLII

Projecting its content at you from the screen by some mystifying process, Bad Argument returns with a look at journalist Roger Tagholm’s article in The Guardian on out-of-body experiences. Continue reading

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Smooooooookin'!

This week’s cartoon from Dario… Continue reading

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