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Shipman

Harold Shipman Wikipedia entry: Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a British general practitioner and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of fifteen murders for killing … Continue reading

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Prison

Spiked! had an article about prison smoking bans earlier this year. Of course, if prisoners were able to enjoy every freedom they enjoyed in the outside world, then incarceration would make a poor deterrent against criminal behaviour. But forcing prisoners … Continue reading

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The Temples of the Gods

I’ve been thinking for the past few days, on and off, about ethics and religion. I’ve carried on this morning. Yesterday I wrote that the rise of science over the past few centuries had given us a new understanding of … Continue reading

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The Lost Christian Cosmos

An obscure piece of recent news: “It was stunning, really,” Dr Kovács wrote when recalling the interview. “To listen to this interview is to behold the yawning gulf that has grown between the Western media elite and the people of … Continue reading

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The Upstart Empire of Health

Oxford Dictionary: ethos, NOUN The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations. ethic, NOUN A set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct. … Continue reading

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Continuing My Protest Against UK Prison Smoking Bans

My response to the recent email from my MP about UK prison smoking bans: Dear  X, Thank you for your email of 26 October with its appended letter from the Ministry of Justice. However I am not reassured. What disturbed … Continue reading

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Physician, Heal Thyself

I had the thought this morning, not for the first time, that antismoking (and perhaps healthism in general) is a disease of the medical profession which has now reached pandemic proportions. And it was a disease that was very difficult … Continue reading

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