March 2012
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Archive: Open Parachute March 2012

Responding to Tracey Brown on fluoridation

Ken Perrott Oct 13, 2015

I appreciate Tracey Brown, Director of Sense About Science, taking the time to respond to some of the comments in my article The ugly truth about critics of “the ugly truth” in science (see “The ugly truth” – Tracey Brown ticks me off).  Despite apparent differences I think Tracey and I are singing from the same hymn sheet regarding the need to … Read More

MH17 – another Boeing sacrificed for investigation.

Ken Perrott Oct 11, 2015

  Image credit: All World Wars In a few days, the Dutch Safety Board releases its final report on the shooting down of Malaysian airliner MH17. Hopefully, it will contain something conclusive – at least about the nature of the weapon used. This should enable a decision between the two scenarios – an air-to-air missile or … Read More

The ugly truth about critics of “the ugly truth” in science

Ken Perrott Oct 08, 2015

It’s an interesting issue. Do we sometimes get too defensive about established science? In our efforts to counter the propaganda of the naysayers do we paint an over-optimistic picture of scientific knowledge? Do we sometimes neglect to make a critical analysis of accepted science while at the same time demanding this of the claims made by anti-science critics? Tracey Brown, … Read More

Many Syrians see Russians as saviours

Ken Perrott Oct 06, 2015

One gets the impression from our news media that those horrible Russians (or perhaps just the demon Putin) are unjustly bombing Syria, killing its citizens and causing all those refugees to flee to Europe. Of course, that is “too bad to be true” (or “too good to be true” from the point of view of the US and NATO soldiers … Read More

Door knockers should pay to interrupt us

Ken Perrott Oct 04, 2015

Found this on Facebook (Shit Aussies say). Really must get one for our front door. These god-botherers and salesperson seem to think that because you are retired you have all the time in the world. Don’t they realise that when your retire you stop living at work and start working at life. And that is a full-time job. Read More

September ’15 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Ken Perrott Oct 01, 2015

Image credit: How to increase blog traffic for free There are about 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters.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). Every month I get queries from people wanting their own … Read More

Putin’s UN address: “Do you realise what you’ve done?”

Ken Perrott Sep 29, 2015

These two posts of speeches from the current UN General Assembly might provoke some discussion ( and I sincerely hope they do). They are the major speeches presented by US President Barak Obama and Russian federation President Vladimir Putin. I have posted them in the alphabetic order of their names – and, in fact, the order in … Read More

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