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When an anti-science mob has its way

The new EU commission head, Jean-Claude Juncker, apparently bowed to pressure from “environmentalist” NGOs and axed the chief scientific advisor office.

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Séralini did it again!

I was browsing through the internet to find matter for a post I’m currently writing on my French blog when I found that Séralini published another paper in which he claims that pesticides as sold to farmers or gardeners are … Continue reading

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The mission of scientists, and how some betray it…

Helen Lewis, editor at the New Stateman, asked some regular bloggers at the New Stateman to write about when, and why, they changed their minds. This is a very interesting read, and this reminded me of the “coming out” of … Continue reading

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The danger of unwarranted reverence: the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and Charles Windsor

You know that there is a problem in a country when personality cult is so obvious that everybody considers it normal for the object of this cult to wander in areas it shouldn’t. I’m not talking about the usual suspects … Continue reading

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Fight internet censorship

Today is the day when many websites across the world shut off to protest against laws debatted in the US Congress and Senate (here and here) that would effectively amount to censor the internet… And put the means to censor into … Continue reading

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Why is Dr Hicheur in Prison, and why next to no-one cares about that ?

In 2009, Hadlène Hicheur, a post-doc at Lausanne’s EPFL, was arrested in Vienne, France, while he was visiting is parents. Two years later, he remains in jail, without being charged. Nature wrote something on him. I don’t really see the need … Continue reading

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11 Septembre 2001

Bon, tout le monde y va de son billet, où il ou elle était le 11 Septembre 2001, ce qu’il ou elle faisait, ce qu’il ou elle a pensé, ressenti… Alors, moi, j’étais au boulot, encore en France et j’ai … Continue reading

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