Tagged: Society

The Victimless Myth - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 14, 2010

There is a fair amount of news about drug addiction at the moment, with John Key announcing a (somewhat laughable) $7 million boost for P treatment. Garth George, in one of his best columns for some time, points out that the real killer in terms of drug addictions is, of course, alcohol. He laments the [...] Related posts: … Read More

If Doctors Used Climate Science… - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 05, 2009

If you have ever wondered what it would be like if professionals from other disciplines started using the peculiar logic used by climate scientists in their research, wonder no more. Tom Naughton on his eponymous blog gives us If Climate “Researchers” Became Doctors “Step up on the scale, Mr. Naughton.” “Sure, Doctor. I’m looking forward to seeing this [...] Related … Read More

Happy Birthday, Charles - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 24, 2009

Apparently today is the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. At the time, it was considered probably the most controversial book of all time, although, today, it is probably more boring than controversial and more of a scientific curiosity than a valid scientific treatise. Most of Darwin’s theory has been [...] Related posts: … Read More