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Connett misrepresents the fluoride and IQ data yet again

The video clip below shows how local body politicians can be fooled by people misrepresenting the science. The culprit (unsurprisingly for the fluoride issue) is Paul Connett, Executive Director of the anti-fluoride propagandist group Fluoride Action Network (FAN). He relies … Continue reading

One of the worst pieces of distortion and misrepresentation of the Cochrane Fluoridation Review is that written by an anti-fluoridation journalist Douglas Main in Newsweek – Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows. It has, of course, been heavily promoted … Continue reading

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Image credit: Rachel Knowles – Successful blogging workshop Big problems with Sitemeter The problems with SiteMeter are still bad  this month. No data could be obtained for about 50 blogs using SiteMeter. People have also reported strange results. So if you … Continue reading

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Image credit: Rachel Knowles – Successful blogging workshop Big problems with Sitemeter The problems with SiteMeter are still bad  this month. No data could be obtained for about 50 blogs using SiteMeter. People have also reported strange results. So if you … Continue reading

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Sometimes satire is very close to the truth. Take this piece from The Shovel – Liberal Party Commits To Having 50% Women In Seats Shown On Camera By 2025: Tony Abbott says his party is serious about the advancement of … Continue reading

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Again and again I find myself getting really annoyed at the way science is used opportunistically in advertising. We are continually bombarded with claims that the effectiveness of a product is “scientifically proven.” Or that “scientists tell us” something which … Continue reading

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New Zealand policy makers and health professionals should be wary about much of the current media comments on the Cochrane Fluoridation Review (Iheozor-Ejiofor 2015). Anti-fluoridation campaigners are misrepresenting it and distorting its findings. They are using cherry-picked quotes to make claims … Continue reading

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Click the image to go to the video (unfortunately I can’t embed the video here). The video demonstrates “The Stunning 15-Year March to Marriage Equality Around the World.” And it certainly shows how rapid this change in community values has been. I suppose … Continue reading

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Click the image to go to the video (unfortunately I can’t embed the video here). The video demonstrates “The Stunning 15-Year March to Marriage Equality Around the World.” And it certainly shows how rapid this change in community values has been. I suppose … Continue reading

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This poster/internet meme is making the rounds at the moment. A “true believer” asked for my comments on it as he seemed to think its arguments amounted to “gospel truth.” So here are some comments: “Natural” vs “man-made” They are comparing … Continue reading

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