About the author
Geek and nerd Joe D has in the past studied genetics, molecular and cell biology, worked in cancer research, and made contemptuous amounts of money from incompetently composed photographs. The views expressed on this weblog are not his own; rather, he stole them from you through mind invasion.
e: joe at dunckley dot me dot uk
My other blog is a…
Photoblog! Check out cotch dot net for photos and stuff about photos.
Science blog! A blog about cancer cell and molecular biology, coming soon...
Cycling and transport policy blog! At War With The Motorist looks at how car-centric planning has ruined Britain's streets and given us bad public transport and cycling infrastructure.
Skepticism blog! I contribute to the group blog Lay Science on the nature of science, skepticism, and bad arguments.
Science publishing blog! It's called Journalology and it's a group blog about publishers, journals, papers and data.
Fiction blog! Where I make stuff up, coming soon...
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Tag Archives: pseudoscience
Here’s a thing I wrote in July 2009, back when British alternative medicine was simultaneously trying to silence critics in court and complaining that there was a powerful conspiracy against it. It disappeared in blog reorganisations and possibly was just … Continue reading
This is another archival repost, originally written on the old blog in feb 2009, during the Darwin 200 celebrations. For eight years, the United States was the brawling village idiot of the developed world, so far as Europe seemed to … Continue reading
This is another archival repost, originally written for the old blog in november 2007. The main driving force for creationists is not science, but ethics. Their trump card is that “evolution is immoral”: they cite “might makes right” and eugenics, … Continue reading
This is another archival repost originally written for the old blog in april 2008. I listened to a sermon by Ken Ham, creationist head of Answers in Genesis, the other day. I was erm … researching a role? Anyway, it … Continue reading
I was listening to an old episode of the SETI institute’s podcast Are We Alone, in which they talked to a CSICOP (or whatever it is they call themselves these days) investigator. He described how he approached claims of the … Continue reading
(This is another archival repost of something written on the old blog a few years ago.) I’ve been catching up with about a month of blogosphere this weekend, after travelling, and other distractions. I managed to catch a discarded copy … Continue reading
This post is part of a series on The Origin Of Species. It was originally posted on the old blog in feb 2009, during the Darwin 200 celebrations. I’ve not been up to writing anything new and insightful today. I’ve … Continue reading
This is an archival repost originally written on the old blog in 2008. Hah! Made you look! No, but seriously… The schizophrenic argument of the creationists goes something like this (my paraphrasing): How can we believe anything these scientists say … Continue reading
This is another archival repost from the old blog — this one from January 2008. The post is part five in a series. The series so far can be found here. In the first installment of Sunday Syndrome I used … Continue reading
This is another archival repost originally written for the old blog in november 2007. “Yes I agree, but this is different. Don’t lump us in with those charlatans!” Criticise quack miracle cures, irrational superstition, loony pseudoscience, and religion, and you … Continue reading
This is another archival repost originally written for the old blog in oct 2007. In an episode of Friends, Ross and Phoebe have a somewhat implausible argument about Evolution. The argument ends with Ross conceding a point about probability and … Continue reading
This is another archival repost originally written for the old site in 2007. My initial intention was to write a quick Brain Fart post with random thoughts on a dozen or so topics that aren’t ready for a full post, … Continue reading
This is another archival repost of something originally written on the old blog in 2005. There was a joke on the radio the other evening. The joke is that the scientist is obviously joking, but the gullible shepherd doesn’t realise … Continue reading