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Psychometric tests: can we make more optimal use of ’em?

I think I first encountered psychometric tests used as a recruitment tool more than twenty-five years ago. It’s probable that I have been asked to complete a few of these tests, though bless me, for the instances themselves have been … Continue reading

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The horse-meat scandal. Events move on.

Today has seen two eventualities of interest. At an Open Board Meeting of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) held at its offices within Aviation House, London, Prof. Pat Troop reported her verbal preview of her findings to the board. Pat … Continue reading

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New study on earthing finds potential benefits for the circulation

A new study has appeared in the The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. [1] Its’ authors looked at the zeta potential of red blood cells. Zeta potential describes a small electrical potential residing upon the surface of blood cells. … Continue reading

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Could intelligence be compared to genes?

This may sound an odd question to ask. Bear with me, as I think the answer is helpful. In 1953 a biologist, James Watson, and his colleague Francis Crick announced the discovery of a structure for deoxyribonucleic acid, a term … Continue reading

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Barry Groves, author and campaigner, dies aged 77.

Earlier this week I learned of the death of Barry Groves. Barry passed away on 29th April 2013. He was aged 77. Barry and his wife Monica came from a line of farmers or farming families. Barry himself served a … Continue reading

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A HELP TO BUY BUY SCHEME

A Cartoon: A woman sits behind a desk, and a couple are seated in front. The sign above reads, ‘HELP TO BUY SCHEME’ The caption below says, “We’d like to but some food” (Appeared New Statesman, 26th April, p7) On … Continue reading

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The difficulty of determining and ascribing ’cause’.

The principle of ’cause and effect’ is an important one in science. Science is about understanding, and it is about understanding how events and eventualities arise. Science demands that the explanations it formulates should be founded upon evidence. Events and … Continue reading

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