Tagged: debate

Fluoride debate: The scientific evidence against fluoridation – Rita F. Barnett - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 13, 2014

Recently an unpublished paper by Rita F. Barnett, an associated professor of Legal Research and Writing at Chapman University, was heavily promoted by Paul Connett’s Fluoride Action Network and associated social media groups. Although basically a legal paper it did have … Continue reading → … Read More

Science, evidence, policy and good government - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Feb 07, 2013

Since beginning Polit-ecol Science a small number of colleagues have queried me on why I would write a blog that might be political and, to some, contentious. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that they would not do such a thing because it might impact on their chances of career advancement and success at external research funding. Frankly, … Read More

William Lane Craig’s ’logic’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 21, 2011

I don’t know how long this video will survive on YouTube. It’s a takeoff of William Lane Craig and his “logic.” Apparently Craig has made several attempts to remove it. Personally, I think there is room for many more of … Continue reading → … Read More

Craig brings some clarity to morality? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 12, 2011

Interesting! Is there a second wave of interest in Sam Harris’s ideas on human morality? Sure, many religious apologists really didn’t want to challenge these ideas until WL Craig had said his bit – preferably by way of a debate … Continue reading → … Read More

Limits of logic - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 08, 2011

I have commented before on the limitations of deductive logic – see “Other ways of knowing” – some sense at last). And how easily people manipulate logic by faulty reasoning and by assuming shonky premises. Very tempting for someone with a … Continue reading → … Read More