Category Archives: Climate Change

For the record…

Recently I was involved in discussions that led to a meeting of climate-change skeptics moving from UCL premises. As a result, a couple of articles appeared about me on a climate website and on the right-wing “Breitbart” site. In the more measured … Continue reading

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Belief, bias and Bayes

At the Guardian.

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Five sigma and all that

At the Guardian.

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Self Reference

I guess every blogger has to blog about blogging at some point. I was on a panel of science bloggers at a talkfest organised by Alice Bell and Beck Smith last week, so it has been on my mind, and … Continue reading

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Dreamt of in your philosophy

I strive to retain respect for philosophy and philosophers, really I do. Some of my best friends are philosophers. I’d hate to dismiss a whole area of intellectual endeavour as a sterile playground for clever wasters creating and demolishing pointless … Continue reading

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Open Source Science

I have had enough brushes with eccentrics who think I am going to destroy the world with the Large Hadron Collider to appreciate that in scientific fields where many lives and dollars are genuinely at stake, pressures can be enormous … Continue reading

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