Bad Science

A Review of Larry Cook’s Book ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living’

August 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

If there was one word I could use to describe Larry Cook’s book after watching his videos on YouTube, it would be ‘dishonest’. I recently sat down to read the false-hope peddler Larry Cook’s book ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living’ and it was not what I expected. Yes, the book is full of the same new age, unscientific, potentially dangerous medical advice that we have all heard a million times, but it is also quite (for want of a better word) hippy-ish. For example, the [...]

Glowing Kitties of DOOM!

June 11, 2012 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In my opinion, the Internet has been one of the greatest achievements of mankind. The ability to share information and ideas instantaneously has changed they way we communicate, do business, develop relationships, conduct research and express ourselves. The Internet is not owned or controlled by any person, company or nation, allowing for material that would be censored to be released worldwide. This has led to – amongst other things – the [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Report on Synthetic Biology

June 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, I am not a big fan of David Shukman (BBC Science Editor). This dislike came from watching his biased broadcast on the BBC, in which he cast a shadow on the hard work of synthetic biologists and the subject as a whole. I later found out that at the same time, he published a related article on the BBC news website. It was just as misinformed and alarmist as the broadcast and inexcusably made a link between synthetic biology [...]

Bad Science in Prometheus

June 7, 2012 // 38 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In my opinion, Prometheus (Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated prequel to Alien) was one of the most disappointing movies I have seen since the Phantom Menace. Now, I know what you are all thinking: “Myles, let’s not say anything we can’t take back”, but it’s true. Only once before have I had my hopes lifted so high, only to have them come crashing down at warp speed by a film that failed to deliver. Only once before have I ran into the [...]