We had Meatless Farm burgers for dinner last night. I’ve become a Meatless Farm convert: they’re UK-based and much cheaper than the Beyond Burger but with similar ingredients. Both are … Continue reading Meatless Farm and Elizabeth’s biology poster
We splashed out and ordered the three-course meal from Roots Catering on Friday night. Roots is an Aberdeen vegan food business. In normal times they sell vegan burgers by the … Continue reading Roots Catering, science experiments, and my crochet fox
There are some letters to the editor in the Guardian about getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK and they sound more like episodes of Little Britain than a … Continue reading British test and trace and scientific experts
There was a good press briefing today with Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance in which they explain the reasons for the decisions the UK has made since the start … Continue reading Science press briefing #COVID2019
Yesterday I gave a talk at the Aberdeen Science Centre to, er, 6 people. That’s embarrassing enough as it is but 3 of the 6 people were Daniel, Elizabeth, and … Continue reading When no one comes to your talk
I watched this terrific Potholer54 YouTube video last night before bed and it was very funny in the typical Potholer style and quite scathing and derogatory. Potholer54 is the YouTube … Continue reading Being an atheist doesn’t necessarily mean you’re rational
A little while ago I donated to the Kickstarter campaign to bring the Thin Ice climate change documentary to US television. My name is even listed on this page. WooHoo! … Continue reading Thin Ice
It has been a very sunny and warm 17°C today. We’ve been out on our bicycles and I must admit that it was almost a bit too hot. Whose idea was it … Continue reading Ice-skating, The Satrosphere, and climate change
No, this post is not about climate scientists fabricating data to make it look like the earth is warming because they’re not and the earth really is warming. This post … Continue reading Fabricating data
Today I took Daniel to the same paediatric dentist Elizabeth saw last week. He’s been seeing the school dental nurse since he was four but I couldn’t help wondering whether … Continue reading Rejecting the advice of experts simply because you don’t like it is unwise
I’m not going to answer this question because I can’t but you can help to answer another question which is has climate change made extremely wet winters like the last … Continue reading Is climate change responsible for recent flooding in the UK?
Daniel’s recent battle with a Thai monkey got me thinking about vaccinations. He has had all of his rabies vaccinations now but it was quite a detailed process with lots … Continue reading The denial of science
This is a funny youtube video about a climate change contrarian Dad at the school science fair. It’s well worth watching especially if you’ve got some contrarians in your family … Continue reading Science Fair Nightmare
Australian politics has become so extreme that it is now bordering on funny. Australians have shamelessly elected someone who not only thinks coal and cars are king but who also … Continue reading Women and scientists threats to society
A little while ago I wrote a post titled Should politicians choose what research to fund? This was based on news from America that a Republican Representative was attempting to install … Continue reading Australia’s anti-science government
This post is in response to an opinion piece in The Guardian this week, Climate scientists must not advocate particular policies that is written by a climate scientist, Tamsin Edwards. It … Continue reading Can scientists have opinions on policy?
When should politicians decide which research to fund and which research not to fund? NEVER. Because if we let our politicians shape scientific enquiry, it will become skewed, biased and … Continue reading Should politicians choose what research to fund?