Tag: science

  • Book review: Weighing the World

    I’ve just finished reading Edwin Danson’s book Weighing the World — The Quest to Measure the Earth.

  • Men of Rock

    Not music—but geology. I’ve been watching BBC Scotland’s recent series Men of Rock on iPlayer. Presented by Iain Stewart, it covers the history of geology, and how we have come to learn about the past, through the landscape of Scotland.

  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

    Just to clarify things, this is a book about exposing bad science, not that Dr Goldacre is a bad scientist. And as there is only one of him, it would be difficult to construct a suitable double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial to find out whether he is… anyway, I digress. I’ve just finished reading the aforementioned book, and […]

  • Is Seeing Believing – BBC Horizon

    watched the fourth episode of the current series of Horizon last night on iPlayer — Is Seeing Believing? — the first one of this series I have seen. Horizon does seem to have improved back to it’s previous high standard, and was not dumbed down for TV as it was a couple of seasons ago. However, I […]