DC’s Improbable Science scores again for Science

DC’s excellent article “Hot and cold herbal nonsense from Napier University Edinburgh: another course shuts” scores again for science against nonsense “degrees”.

I laughed when I read this quote from Gerry Webber after he refused to supply information to a Freedom of Information request for details of what was actually taught on one of their “degree” courses :

“On public interest grounds, I have therefore concluded that, in respect of the commercially sensitive information requested, the public interest is better served in withholding the information you have requested than in disclosing it.”

What’s he hiding? Embarrassment, perhaps?

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2010

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Kulvinder Matharu

"A traveller with a camera!" I was born in Tanzania but have lived here in the United Kingdom since the age of two. I've always liked science and engineering so, after graduating, I took up a career in telecommunications and datacoms, with an emphasis in systems engineering and assurance. I have various interests in programming, photography, and pedalling furiously on my mountain bike! I also enjoy travelling off the beaten path, seeing the natural world, and meeting different peoples in their varied cultures. I created this the main website site many years ago and it has undergone significant changes over that time. However, it continues in its main role as a collection of my travel photos, and of other miscellaneous images such as digital paintings. I've also added this blog which allows me to rant and rave, mainly about absurdity and irrationality, but can include articles on almost any topic ranging from mountain biking equipment to colour management workflows. Perhaps there's something here that might interest you!