• The Prime Minister Should Stop Faffing About Hinkley Point

    • Date: 02/09/16
    • Neil Collins, Financial Times

    Mr Bowden is right. It is time to stop faffing about with the likes of Hinkley Point and start the schemes we need. Electric cars? No thanks How big a bribe do you need to buy an electric car? The answer, it seems, is a good deal more than the current £4,500 (plus zero road […]

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  • Simon Jenkins: In Post-Brexit Britain Optimism Should Become A Strategy

    • Date: 01/09/16
    • Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

    Optimism’s trump card is the past and present. It is facts. These too can lie, but those who say so must prove it. If I had my way, the new year would start tomorrow. After the purgatory of August as the nation’s holiday, autumnal September is when we return to work, supposedly regenerated. Plans, budgets, […]

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  • Facebook Is Censoring Science And Journalism

    • Date: 31/08/16
    • Alex B. Berezow & Stephan Neidenbach, National Review

    Facebook removed the page of a pro-GMO microbiologist but allows the controversial Dr. Oz to promote miracle cures. One might have thought that the recent allegations by former employees that Facebook was manipulating its trending-topics feed to suppress news stories that appeal to conservatives would make the social-media behemoth tread more carefully. Apparently, though, it […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Ice Scares Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be

    • Date: 29/08/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    Doom-mongering scientists telling us that the melting Arctic is a disaster conveniently overlook vast chunks of history The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is approaching its annual nadir. By early September each year about two thirds of the ice cap has melted, then the sea begins to freeze again. This year looks unlikely to […]

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  • In Memoriam Sir Antony Jay: ‘It’s Time To Drastically Slim Down Bias-Ridden BBC’

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • GWPF

    Sir Antony Jay’s foreword to Christopher Booker’s GWPF report The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal GWPF press conference, 8 December 2011 (from left to right: David Henderson, Sir Antony Jay, Benny Peiser, Christopher Booker, Lord Lawson) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has a duty of impartiality, as we all know. But what exactly […]

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  • Tom Hartsfield: Why The Public Should Mistrust Scientists

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Tom Hartsfield, Real Clear Science

    Scientists have increasingly become overtly political rather than maintaining distance. Worse, they usually fight for one side only. Then they turn around and act shocked when the enemies they have unnecessarily made don’t trust them. This weekend RealClearScience ran an editorial bemoaning the public’s distrust of science. The author explains away the problem by insisting […]

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  • Can Science Be Saved From Self-Destruction?

    • Date: 20/08/16
    • Dan Sarewitz, The New Atlantis

    Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world. Morgan Ray Schweitzer (morganrayschweitzer.com) Science, pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble. Stoked by fifty years of growing public investments, scientists are more productive than ever, pouring out […]

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  • ‘Pessimism Can Be A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy,’ Steven Pinker Warns

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Julia Belluz, Vox

    You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn’t. If you think this has felt like the summer of sadness, you are not alone. Every week, sometimes every day, seems to bring more stomach-turning news. In June, there was the Orlando nightclub shooting, where dozens were killed […]

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