Genomycism: "Deflating The Genomic Bubble"

Genomycism - the unsubstantiated belief that the cataloging of the genomic sequence of an individual...

I'll Trade You An Evolutionary Theory For Your Creationism

Mixed emotions over PZ Myers' condescending response to a 12-year-old child's email supporting...

Safe And Effective Skeptical Activism - The 10:23 Campaign

At 10:23AM on 30 January 2010, the 10:23 Campaign staged a mass overdose of homeopathic "medicine"...

Skeptically Speaking Interview

If reading my ramblings is not enough rugbyologist for you, you can listen to me ramble melodiously...

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Predator X (Atlantic Productions publicity illustration

Suffice it to say that earning the title Predator X should require a resume loaded with specific instances of statistically significant bad assery[1]. Big fangs or some kung fu lessons might get you Predator L or, even, E, but we are talking about Predator Freaking X here. By law, Predator X must be one bad mother. . .
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The Universe is a funny place, full of bizarre coincidences. What are the odds that a dietary supplement would, by chance, contain a regulated drug that treats exactly the same condition that the supplement claims to treat?
FDA warned consumers not to consume or use Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid solution also known as "Miracle Mineral Supplement" or "MMS." The product, when used as directed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health. The product instructs consumers to mix the 28 percent sodium chlorite solution with an acid such as citrus juice. This mixture produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment.
Set Theory

Set Theory

Jul 23 2010 | 1 comment(s)

That should have been the title.

Time is Money

Time is Money

Jul 20 2010 | 0 comment(s)

Price of my time per minute: £0.15

Reward for filling out Cambridge Cycle Challenge survey: Entry in drawing for £40 gift card to Marks&Spencer[1]

Time to fill out survey: 4 minutes

Number of challenge participants: 2422

Maximum number of survey respondents to make it not a waste of time: 67 (2.8%)

  1. Due to the amount of shopping we do at Marks & Spencer, this is functionally equivalent to £40 cash.



Jul 17 2010 | 3 comment(s)

Yes, my two year old is already a better artist than me, and you, and possibly some of those featured at the Tate Modern (but that could be the fatherhood talking).