Author Archives: Frank Davis

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Unexpected Honesty from Tobacco Control

Hat tip to Smoking Lamp for finding this piece of unexpected honesty from Dr Marewa Glover, an NZ Auckland-based tobacco researcher, during videoed submissions on a proposed law to ban smoking in cars: “In tobacco control over 35 years, we … Continue reading

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Close Down Public Health England

I liked this purely as a piece of English. It’s about Public Health England’s plans to ruin food by reformulating it. …At the heart of the reformulation delusion is an ignorance of market forces, a deep suspicion of industry and … Continue reading

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Inhospitable Hospitals

The natural world is full of individuals. No single tree is the same as any other tree. No single pebble is the same as any other pebble. No single river is the same as any other river. No single storm … Continue reading

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Buying Greenland

Donald Trump sure thinks big: Trump confirms he is considering attempt to buy Greenland President says bid would be ‘essentially a real estate deal’ Danish semi-autonomous territory has said it is not for sale It won’t be the first such … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

From Chris Snowdon: …These health lobby groups appear to be dismissive of the actual public – the choices that people make and the opinions they actually have. They see themselves as speaking in the name of public health, which they … Continue reading

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Real Panic

A couple of days back I found myself listening to Brendan O’Neill talking to People Before Profit counsellor Fiona Ferguson about Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish global warming alarmist, and thinking that the global warming alarmism, which I had thought … Continue reading

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A Neolithic Industrial Revolution

What was the difference between paleolithic (old stone) tools and neolithic (new stone) tools? …paleolithic used mainly knapped (chipped) stone tools, as well as bone and wooden tools, the Mesolithic showed an increasing number of microliths (tools made from tiny … Continue reading

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