Typhoid Jerome

I’ve ripped on the generally poor quality of health and science journalism in the Indy on several previous occasions, and today’s Indy provides ample reason to have another go at them: My girls won’t have the cancer jab The new cervical cancer vaccine offers few benefits, says Jerome […]

The Prevention of Unicorns Act

I’m indebted to the wonderful PZ Myers for drawing my attention to what has to be the most hysterical and ill-conceived political smear in living memory: Minutes ago I spoke with friend Dr. Norman G. Marvin, M.D. and he is so concerned at what he has learned about […]

Shock Treatment

One of the more enjoyable aspects of blogging is that sometimes even a throwaway comment can trigger an idea for a new post and, given my personal tastes, a new line of inquiry. And that’s pretty much what happened after I threw this comment into my remarks about […]

Curing Colic

I’m in a bit of a snarky mood today, so someone’s going to get it – and that someone is a guy named Greg Schmidt who lives in a small town not far from Nashville, TN. So who is this guy and what has he done to piss […]

You can make any choice you like as long as its a baby.

By choosing to focus of the scientific evidence relating to abortion as the central plank of its deliberations on changes to the existing abortion laws parliament has, unintentionally I’m sure, created a ready market for ill-informed and idiotic op-ed articles in the dead tree press, and with the […]

Can you libel woo?

Time to get back in the saddle, and what better way to kick things off than by adding yet another name to the growing list of vexatious would-be libel litigants – and on this occasion it not an Uzbek oligarch or Texas-based shyster but one of the UK’s […]

Tinfoil Helmet

From the file marked ‘Please can I have a job at the Daily Mash… please… pretty please…’ we find a ‘Staff Reporter’ at the Sun getting the annual silly season off to a flying start: Anti Alien’ hats for Wales A US boffin has pledged ‘anti-alien’ hats to […]