Roundup has been on hold since I went into hospital on Monday 13 to have my second hip replaced. The first went three years ago. All is going according to the script, I just have limited activities for a few weeks, like no driving and great care in movement. Apparently there is great Youtube footage of hip jobs but I have not been prepared to look at it.
A nice Liberty Quote.
“The anti-climate science nonsense being promulgated by ratbag groups such as Quadrant, the IPA and the utterly degenerate and despicable Catallaxy blog depend on the rantings of a handful of so-called ‘sceptics’.”
— Harry Clarke
Greece. Down and out?
This has become a hotly debated topic demonstrating the death of the spirit of critical inquiry in the modern academies.
The importance of negative results and the way they are overlooked in the pharmaceutical industry. More on “Research Misconduct” . Failure to take notice of negative results is also part and parcel of the climate science that refuses to accept things like the failure of all the models used to predict disastrous warming.
Culture. In the Spectator last week. This week. Celebrating Ruth Park’s story of Surry Hills in Sydney. Declaration of interest, Ruth Park is my mother in law and we worked on two books together, the biography of the boxer Les Darcy and the update of her 1974 Companion Guide to Sydney.
Sport. Sorting out the performers.
Around the town. Hendo and the media watchdog [Updated on Friday afternoon]. The Australian Institute for Progress, (AIP) “because the future does not look after itself”. IPA HEY. The Sydney Institute. Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Quadrant on line, Mannkal Foundation, Centre for Independent Studies.
Education, accuracy in academia.
For nerds. Melvyn Bragg’s radio program. Stephen Hicks, always interesting for nerds. Have a look at his piece on entrepreneurs and also his critical commentary on the rediscovery of Hegel. Econotalk.