Tagged: Evidence

On the importance of evidence – Dirty politics - Scibooks

SciBooks Aug 19, 2014

by Bill Rosenberg REVIEW: Dirty Politics Nicky Hager Craig Potton Publishing 2014 RRP35.00 Nicky Hager’s explosive new book has many levels. They include political intrigue – “how terrible some human beings can be” (referring to Cameron Slater, Jason Ede, Jordan Williams, Simon Lusk et al) as Andrew Geddis graphically describes in his … Read More

Is CRI science being twisted to commercial ends? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 12, 2014

UPDATED: We all know that our Crown Research Institutes carry out a lot of commercial work for clients, in fact they are encouraged to do so in the interests of returning a dividend to the Crown which funds them. But are those commercial relationships influencing the scientific advice that scientists give? Back in April, Massey University freshwater scientist Dr Mike … Read More

A plea to fund a drug - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jan 24, 2013

Quite a coup this morning for a group of 8 sufferers of a rare disease to get a plea for Pharmac to fund a new drug in to both the Herald and the Press.  I’ve since discovered that Radio NZ and TV3 have picked up the story.  There are also some slick videos on vimeo.com These people … Continue reading » … Read More

Who is guilty of misusing science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 17, 2013

I know someone is going to accuse me of “scientism” for this. But I guess that goes with the science blogger’s job – and it’s a diversion anyway. It will hardly be the first time. What I want to dispute … Continue reading → … Read More

On Levels of Evidence - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 01, 2012

Yesterday, John Roughan’s column in the Herald was about the people of Christchurch and their need to know “the worst they might face”. He draws his story from the reluctance of the GNS to make comments about the possibility of further strong earthquakes even though they knew there was good scientific evidence that there would […] No related posts. Read More

Modern chiropractic therapy is based on evidence, and here it is - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 09, 2011

by Peter Tuchin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chiropractic, Maquarie University Chiropractic has copped some criticism this week, with a group of prominent Australian doctors and scientists urging Central Queensland University to reverse its decision to offer a chiropractic degree from 2012. The group claims chiropractic isn’t based on evidence and therefore … Read More

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