Are we taking the terror thing too far?

One of the most level-headed things I’ve read about the shooting of Charles de Menezes by the Met: However, [Clare Montgomery, QC] told the jury: “If the Metropolitan Police are exposing the people of London to danger because they are not doing what is reasonable and what is practicable, it is surely in the interests […]

Judge’s "error" about "errors"

UK scientists defend Gore film following a judge’s finding of Gore climate film’s ‘nine errors’. The background as quoted: Mr Justice Burton was asked to rule on whether An Inconvenient Truth could be shown in UK schools. He agreed that it could, provided the “one sided” film was accompanied by guidance notes for teachers. The […]

Dawkins in the Doghouse

As a sign of how little I read outside science these days, it’s taken a full week for this debacle to reach my consciousness via the sharpener. And without launching into is-he-or-isn’t-he 1, the Sharpener article’s comment about prevalent mud-flinging attitudes reminded me of a recent Doonesbury comic [clicky the linky; I don’t want to […]

Windy or what? She finds drafts everywhere

Ooer missus. Trawling through unpublished witterings of mine, what do I find but this? ===== I’m not entirely surprised to read that: …in North America, where a 2006 survey revealed that atheists rank lower than “Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups… There seems to be a great deal of deity invocation […]