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Contrary To Official Guidelines

Rose drew attention to this yesterday: Over 65? Eat butter and cakes to keep you healthy: Latest dietary advice for pensioners MILLIONS of old aged pensioners can stave off malnutrition this winter by eating full-fat foods such as cakes and … Continue reading

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Certainty

A couple of days ago I was referring to my copy of Smoking: The Cancer Controversy by Sir Ronald Fisher, published in 1959. The book opens with a letter he had written in 1957, which begins: Your annotation on “Dangers … Continue reading

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Superstition

A week or two back, Vaping Liz sent me a link to a video of one of Dennis Prager’s fireside chats. It featured him sat, as promised, beside a blazing fire. And he was also smoking a cigar. And he … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me What To Think

I’m not inclined to believe experts. I’m not inclined to trust authorities. When I was a postgraduate in Bristol university 40 years ago, tasked to build an building electronic heat flow simulation model, I found that one of the pieces … Continue reading

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Fanatical Genes?

One of the very interesting features about online social media like YouTube has been the appearance of online pundits like Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi and Michael Savage and Lionel Nation and Jordan Peterson. There are hundreds of them. They … Continue reading

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Beyond The Fringe

James Delingpole and the Daily Caller have drawn attention to a letter in the Guardian signed by 60 assorted worthies, the thrust of which is found in one of its closing lines: We will no longer debate those who deny that … Continue reading

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The Wright Stuff

I’ve spent my life building models. As a boy I built model buildings, and I bombarded model soldiers in model fortresses with model shells fired by model artillery pieces. And I built model dinosaurs from matches. And I built model … Continue reading

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