Category Archives: Evidence

Gates Foundation research can’t be published in top journals

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds much research but the findings and datasets must be made immediately available in an Open Acres arraignment. This is interesting because it highlights issues with the funding models of journals and research in general.  … Continue reading

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It may have seemed like the world fell apart in 2016. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it didn’t.

“Google searches for racist jokes and organizations are sensitive indicators of private racism. They have declined steadily over the past dozen years, and they are more popular in older than younger cohorts.” Continue reading

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Surge in support to decriminalise marijuana, multi-decade survey finds

“The problem with the political institutions and politicians is they are not responding to this. We found 70 per cent of people support same-sex marriage and yet the government wanted to spend $250 million on an advisory plebiscite when we know what the result will be,” Ian McAllister, a professor of political science at ANU Continue reading

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Costly detox programmes slammed by nutrition experts

The Malaghan Institute’s Professor Mike Berridge added there was no scientific evidence supporting detox diets and juice cleanses.

“These and many other diets cherry pick supporting science, don’t consider the biological consequences of fad dieting, and sideline lifestyle issues that contribute to many of our escalating chronic health problems.”

He said “bizarre” practices such as colonic irrigation and liver cleansing could be interfering with the balance of the microbiome, and could cause serious health problems. Continue reading

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Religions: More Concerned With Image Than People

“The inquiry heard the church received allegations of child sexual abuse involving more than 1000 of its members over a 60-year period but did not report a single claim to police.” Continue reading

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There Is No Violent Hate-Crimewave in ‘Trump’s America’ 

“The fear seems to legitimately be that there are would-be perpetrators of sexual assault and race-based violence that have been well-behaved so far but will now, emboldened by a President-elect Trump, suddenly go wild with the raping and the hate crimes.” Continue reading

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‘Gross over-representation’ of Indigenous people in jail a ‘crisis of devastating proportions’

“The report noted that 85 per cent of the adult prisoner population in the NT, and 95 per cent of youth detainees are Indigenous people, with both categories showing a very high rate of recidivism.” Continue reading

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This boomer-millennial war

“One problem specific to youth now compared to the past is that not only are they in the process of trying to save up for a deposit, they are doing so at a time where rent is more expensive now than it once was.” Continue reading

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Two Times Mike Pence Brushed Off Science | FiveThirtyEight

In 2001, he wrote an op-ed declaring that “smoking doesn’t kill.” The evidence? “Two out of three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness.” Continue reading

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The Reef is dead? What warmist writes this falsehood? | Herald Sun

“Yes, the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority says 22 per cent of coral cover died in the worst recorded bleaching event, but the reef has bounced back from past bleaching events. which are part of the ocean cycles.” Continue reading

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