SCIENCE FICTIONS

Science, once dominated by quiet truth seekers, is now ruled by shrill attention seekers: The problem with ­science is that so much of it simply isn’t. Last summer, the Open Science Collaboration announced that it had tried to replicate one hundred published psychology experiments sampled from three of the most prestigious journals in the field. […]

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ISLAMISTS INCLUDED

Totalitarians gravitate: Lars Nicander, director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, fears that the Green Party, the junior partner of the Social Democrats in the Swedish coalition government, has been infiltrated by Islamists. Making reference to the recent controversies involving Green Party politicians, Mehmet Kaplan and Yasri Khan, […]

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UNBALANCED

In her latest column, “Why women’s mental illness deserves more attention”, Clementine Ford reveals a not so well-kept secret:  a personal history of mental illness. Self-interest clouding her judgement, Ford asserts that “whenever discussions of mental health care are raised, they seem to predominantly deal with how mental illness affects men.”

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EVERYONE’S EXPERT AT SOMETHING

Fairfax columnist and senior journalism lecturer Jenna Price pens a cryptic sentence: I asked ten Australian women what they really want the federal government to fix in the 2016 budget. Every single one is an expert in her field, a politician, a lobbyist, a campaigner. At least two of the 10 interviewees are in none of those […]

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GREEN WITH STUPIDITY

Sweden’s Greens aren’t faring well. Two have resigned in the past week, one after refusing to shake a women’s hand, the other having compared Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the Holocaust. Both are Muslim. Co-leader and deputy prime minister Åsa Romson got into strife for “using the Swedish word for ‘accident’ (which can also mean ‘misfortune’) to […]

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CRONULLA ON YOUR MIND

“Novelist, comedy writer, radio host and media commentator” Dominic Knight, also holder of a Master of Arts in Professional Writing, tries to link the 60 Minutes Lebanon debacle to a Sydney suburb: Was the story of a blonde Caucasian mother tugging back her li’l Aussie battlers from their Lebanese dad just red meat for the sectors of […]

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