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US meddling in Ukraine behind coup Ken Perrott Jan 29

Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine Just came across this video. It is useful as we tend to forget the early history of the current crisis in Ukraine. This is a speech in the Ukrainian … Continue reading

US medling in Ukraine behind coup Ken Perrott Jan 29

Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine Just came across this video. It is useful as we tend to forget the early history of the current crisis in Ukraine. This is a speech in the Ukrainian … Continue reading

US medling in Ukraine behind coup Ken Perrott Jan 29

Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine Just came across this video. It is useful as we tend to forget the early history of the current crisis in Ukraine. This is a speech in the Ukrainian … Continue reading

Hypocrisy Ken Perrott Jan 27

Credit: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe This cartoon reminded me of some of the local campaigners against fluoridation. They almost all are either strongly connected to the “natural” health movement and its businesses, or, because of their beliefs, are customers … Continue reading

Sunday reading – Richard Dawkins reads some of his “fan mail” Ken Perrott Jan 25

This is a more recent version of Richard Dawkins reading some of his “fan mail.” Don’t remember much of the first batch he read – but get the impression the language skills of fundamentalists has become even poorer in the intervening … Continue reading

Is debating with anti-science activists worth the effort? Ken Perrott Jan 22

I often wonder if the effort put into challenging and debunking misinformation and distortion of science on the internet is worth the effort. After all, it often means debating with dyed-in-the-wool people who have an ideological conviction who are immune to … Continue reading

Six months on – concerns about MH17 investigation Ken Perrott Jan 19

People around the world are frustrated over the sluggishness of the official investigation into the MH17 tragedy. The documentary “Reflections on MH17″ describes some of this frustration felt by families of the victims and those who are carrying out their own … Continue reading

Severe dental fluorosis and cognitive deficits – now peer reviewed Ken Perrott Jan 18

Last May I raised the possibility that the much touted relationship of small IQ declines for children living in areas with naturally high fluoride in drinking water could be associated with severe dental fluorosis and not a chemical neurotoxicant (see Confirmation blindness … Continue reading

Those evil chemicals Ken Perrott Jan 15

Looks like community water fluoridation has become an issue in the upcoming by-election for the New Plymouth City Council. All the usual arguments are being promoted but the one I find most grating is the rejection of fluoride because “it is a chemical.” … Continue reading

“Internet and social media misinform thousands daily” Ken Perrott Jan 14

A recent analysis of the internet and social media illustrates the up-hill battle science and health professionals, and pro-science lay people, often face with misinformation and outright distortion of science. The authors show the problem for the case of community water fluoridation and … Continue reading

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