Archive for April, 2012

A Xocai Salesman Doesn’t Seem to Like Me

April 30, 2012

Someone by the name of Adam Paul Green has taken a keen, if not obsessive interest in my blog. As will swiftly become clear, he’s a Xocai chocolate salesman. (more…)

More On La Prairie’s Pseudoscience

April 17, 2012

I was rather narked at Guardian Weekend passively accepting Rachel Simmonds’ pseudoscientific marketting claptrap at face value so I composed the following email: (more…)

La Prairie, Bad Science and Conspicuous Consumption

April 15, 2012

Since Ben Goldacre stopped writing his weekly science column for the Guardian, it seems to me that more bullshit ‘science’ is creeping in. Take this item on rip-off Britain. I refer to the section wherein one Rachel Simmonds attempts to justify La Prairie selling a skin cream for £656. For a 50ml bottle. (more…)

Vegetarianism and Thyroid Problems

April 5, 2012

At the weekend, the Scotsman on Sunday carried an article claiming that a posited increase in thyroid problems in Scotland was down to an increase in vegetarianism. (more…)


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