SciBlogs

Some answers to the confusion about the #MH17 crash site Ken Perrott Jul 21

Given my comments yesterday (see Making political capital out of the deaths of innocents) I thought it worth sharing this video. It is of a press conference in Donetsk given by  Alexander Borodai, one of the leaders of the anti-Kiev forces in eastern … Continue reading

Informed parents know water fluoridation is good for their children Ken Perrott Jul 21

Paul Connett is at it again. His latest project is aimed at manipulating the natural concern parents have for their children. He is using crude fear-mongering in the hope of getting parents to come out against community water fluoridation (CWF) – … Continue reading

Making political capital out of the deaths of innocents Ken Perrott Jul 20

Abby Martin’s Statement on Downed Malaysian Plane & State Sponsored Militias  I have been absolutely disgusted with the contradictory information coming out about the crash of the Malaysian airline in Eastern Ukraine. And with the way politicians have used it to … Continue reading

Elected officials must ignore activists and listen to own voters Ken Perrott Jul 18

A recent US blog article made some very pertinent points about the role of elected officials, such a local body councillors, on important social health issues like fluoridation.  These officials have a responsibilty to avoid pressure from misinfomred activists and … Continue reading

The irony of some peer-review and citation complaints Ken Perrott Jul 15

Anti-fluoridation propagandists and other promoters of pseudoscience have a sort of “love-hate” attitude towards science and the scientific literature. On the one hand they love to cite scientific papers they claim support their message. Very often the citation is completely … Continue reading

Ken Ring pontificates on climate change Ken Perrott Jul 13

Ken Ring runs a business predicting the weather. Apparently in that sort of business, and with the clients he has, conflict with evidence-based science and scientists is good for business. So,  it isn’t not surprising to find him trolling the internet debating issues … Continue reading

Anti-science US Congressman on House science Committee! Ken Perrott Jul 10

This guy is spouting a  bunch of simple-minded anti-scientific rubbish. Not surprising in itself – he is actually opening a climate change denial conference in th US – one of the semi-annual get-togethers of climate change denialists organised by the Heartland Institute. No – the surprise is that this guy, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), is a member of the House … … Continue reading

“Creative” reporting of fluoridation science Ken Perrott Jul 07

I am all for genuine creativity in science, and elsewhere. But some people seem to think anything goes when the are promoting their ideology or political views. Again and again I come across campaigners , especially in areas like “natural” health, climate change denial and promotion of creationism, who seem to think “creative embellishment – … … Continue reading

What happens when fluoridation is stopped? Ken Perrott Jul 03

Anti-fluoride propagandists continually assert that fluoride is not effective in reducing tooth decay. One piece of “evidence” they rely on for this is a claim that when fluoridation is stopped dental health does not decline, But is this claim true? Does the scientific literature really show tooth decay doesn’t rise when fluoridation is stopped? Connett … … Continue reading

June ’14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking Ken Perrott Jul 01

There are now over 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters. (Let me know if I weed out yours by mistake, or get your stats wrong). … Continue reading

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