Tagged: Hamilton

Elected officials must ignore activists and listen to own voters - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 18, 2014

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 → … Read More

Cherry picking fluoridation data - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 29, 2013

Anti fluoridationists certianly go in  for picking cherries when the produce “evidence” to discredit fluoridation. Two anti-fluoridatioon actvists, Bruce Spittle and Russel McLean, did this in there opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times recently (see No consent given for fluoridation). In … Continue reading → … Read More

Fluoridation – Mass Medication or a Societal Benefit? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 08, 2013

The recent decision by the Hamilton City Council to stop fluoridating the Hamilton water supply has received substantial commentary from my fellow science bloggers regarding the science (or lack there of) behind this decision (see here, here, here, here and here). Most of these posts have addressed some of the dodgy scientific arguments put forward by anti-fluoridation … Read More

A tale of two passions - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 06, 2013

(Presenting science in a public debate.) In a discussion following her post about the decision by the Hamilton city council to abandon fluorination of their water, Alison felt that scientists were disadvantaged in not showing passion in presenting their case. She writes from the view of those opposing what is considered sound science, If you’re frightened by something, & those … Read More

Conservation, Zoos and Elephant - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Dec 11, 2012

  Elephant in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Photo credit: Chris Kelly. Frighteningly, resurgent ivory demand threatens elephant with extinction over large areas of their range. It is a world-war for wildlife on a massive scale. Governments, conservation agencies and private landowners are mobilised across Africa and Asia spending enormous amounts of money to … Read More

Natural Health Expo(sed)? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 15, 2009

Driving around Hamilton the past few weeks I couldn’t help but notice the signs sprinkled around the city for the “Natural Health Expo” which is to take place here this week end. As I perused the website for this event yesterday I was disturbed by the large number of anti-scientific “treatments” that will be showcased. [...] … Read More