MSTE Doctoral Fellowship (2014/2015)
Science Education / Teaching

MSTE Doctoral Fellowship (2014/2015)

So, I  am the winner of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Doctoral Fellowship for 2014/2015.     Queen’s promotional material says… The Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) Group is a research and development team at the Faculty of Education that is dedicated to improving teaching and learning in the mathematics, science and … Continue reading

Teaching Science
Evolution / Politics / Pseudoscience / Religion / Science Education / Teaching

Teaching Science

Evidence-Based Practice—Because anything else has no foundation in reality. There are topics in science where the evidence really is in. Where professional scientists, world experts in their field, have stopped arguing about the phenomena, and have turned their attention to the details (e.g., evolution and anthropogenic climate change). Yet many classroom teachers and their political … Continue reading

Anti-MMR vaccine put-down… hats off to David H. Gorski
Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

Anti-MMR vaccine put-down… hats off to David H. Gorski

In all my reading – and there has been a considerable amount… clinical studies in academic journals, books, magazines like New Scientist and Scientific American, Nature, online science blogs, online reportage, opinion pieces, you name it. I’ve read sh!t-loads over the last few years (apologies for the language), nobody has ever done such a thorough, concise and beautifully put-together put-down of the anti-vaccine movement as David H. Gorski, MD, PhD., over at Science Based Medicine. Continue reading

Jeni Barnett – pandering to her own ego, by deceit through censorship. Previously posted as… Please Mr. Agent, can Jeni come out to play again?
Complete Bollocks / Pseudoscience / Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

Jeni Barnett – pandering to her own ego, by deceit through censorship. Previously posted as… Please Mr. Agent, can Jeni come out to play again?

This is the on-going charade of me trying to get Jeni Barnett to actually respond to criticisms of her January 2009 LBC radio broadcast.

I live in hope that one day she will stop deleting the polite, yet critical queries of her behaviour from her blog.
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By the way, has anybody else noticed…
Complete Bollocks / Pseudoscience / Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

By the way, has anybody else noticed…

So, browsing the web as you do, I came across the following… The Medical School Hypnosis Association Patrons – Jeni Barnett Jeni Barnett presents a daily show on LBC, five days a week. Having worked in theatre for twelve years and double that in television, she is no stranger to fear and the overcoming thereof… … Continue reading

The Jeni and Jon Team, hardly the A-Team
Complete Bollocks / Pseudoscience / Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

The Jeni and Jon Team, hardly the A-Team

Check out Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science, and the comments on the “Do not abuse Jeni barnett personally” thread, which The Milligan would wholeheartedly support. Don’t send her abusive messages, don’t harass her at public meetings, a few mild references to “ignorance”, “idiocy”, “foolishness” and other such terms are fine on your own blog (especially if you … Continue reading

Jeni Barnett and Andrew Wakefield – what can you say?
Complete Bollocks / Pseudoscience / Science Education / Vaccines and Vaccination

Jeni Barnett and Andrew Wakefield – what can you say?

The last few minutes of the recently infamous Barmy Barnett Broadcast… Yasmin: … if they read the Wakefield study in the Lancet in 1998, Dr Wakefield actually said that he didn’t prove an association between MMR and… JB: Well he wasn’t really allowed to have his say, was he, Yasmin. He was kinda… Yasmin: I … Continue reading