Archive for February, 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Cholesterol is bunk

Have we been conned about cholesterol? by MALCOLM KENDRICK e_id=430682&in_page_id=1774&in_page_id=1774&expand=true A leading researcher at Harvard Medical School has found that women don’t benefit from taking statins at all, nor do men over 69 who haven’t already had a heart attack.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The world is under-nourished

Just to emphasise the point that much of the world is undernourished, I ranacross this article. There are lots of factors, but capitalism, unsustainable agriculture, droughts,energy shortages and ethanol production are all contributors. Global warmingis probably not an important factor so far. This is one of the reasons I worry less about climate change […]

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Obesity: science vs common knowledge

While we’re on the subject of obesity and science vs common knowledge, here are a couple of studies that go against the grain.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Scientology is a cult

Scientology is a dangerous cult which aims to maximise power and wealth for itsinner circle, with no concern for who it hurts on the way. Stay well clear —it bites and the bite can be fatal. Now THAT’s what you need to know about Scientology. If you want the dirty details, start here.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008

In support of the ABC

In Australia we are truly lucky to have a strong, independent radio and TV service provided by the ABC. There is a very good reason not to watch news or current affairs on commercial TV — it’s heavily filtered. Not censored exactly, but filtered. Chomsky has written at length about this.

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Duty calls

One of the great web comics of all time. But aren’t they all?

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Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Hopefuls sign of moving away from coal

Nice article here about the USA quietly moving away from coal:

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