Following the [Darian] Leader…

Zarathustra, who’s both an occasional visitor to the comment boxes here at the Ministry and a damn fine blogger in their own right, over at Mental Nurse, currently has a very welcome guest post on the go over at my second online home, Liberal Conspiracy, which relates to […]

Examining the BCA’s ‘plethora’ of evidence

Via Jack of Kent, it seems that the British Chiropractic Association have finally been stung into publishing details of the ‘plethora’ of research evidence that they claim supports the use of Chiropractic manipulation for a variety of condition other than non-specific lower back pain. Jack’s got a copy […]

Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Wainwright…

Someone’s clearly forget to tell the Guardian’s northern editor, Martin Wainwright, that the war’s over… The medical properties of carrots – including the boost they provide to night vision, which led to them being fed to RAF pilots during the second world war – can be enhanced by […]

My god is a jealous god

One from the file marked, ‘Nah… fuck off!‘… A couple have taken legal action after claiming motion sensors installed at their holiday flat in Dorset breached their rights as Orthodox Jews. Gordon and Dena Coleman said they cannot leave or enter their Bournemouth flat on the Sabbath because […]

Exposing the flaws in the DWP’s lie detector trials (1)

It’s been a while, but let’s return to the subject of the DWP’s trial of a so-called ‘voice risk analysis’ system and bring you all up to speed on what’s been happening since my last post on this particular subject. At the beginning of May, this year, I […]

When you’re right…

More than a year ago, I wrote this about the government’s misuse of statistics when talking about the gender pay gap… However the real ‘elephant in the room’ here is this statement, which comes from a factsheet (pdf) produced by the government’s own Women and Equality Unit: The […]

Death by Homoeopathy

It’s been too long, I know, but I promise that I’ll be picking things up and posting regularly from this point forward. So let’s get down to business by starting with story that’s particularly dear to my heart, that of Simon Singh’s valient efforts to defend the principle […]