Category Archives: Science

Book Review: Patrick Radden Keefe ~ Empire of Pain: The secret history of the Sackler Dynasty (2021)

The concept of legal drug-pushing has been a feature of USA medicine for at least thirty years. Prescription drugs are allegedly tightly controlled but Keefe demonstrates the system was perverted. The corruption was orchestrated by the Sackler Family but other … Continue reading

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A dim but logical student

A science teacher tells his class, “Oxygen is essential to life. It was discovered in 1773.” A puzzled student says, “How did they manage before 1773?”

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Landing on the moon

What are they going to find up there that they can’t get down here?

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Book Review: Mike Davis ~ Planet of Slums (2006)

For a smug Westerner like me this book is a punch in the face. Britain is currently, September 2022, obsessed by massive increases in energy bills. I too whine and demand support from the government to maintain my entitlements. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Feelings! The triumph of ignorance

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