Small victory for science and common sense

The article University abandons homeopathy “degree” over at DC’s Improbable Science site explains how the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) dropped the “BSc” course on pseudoscience known as homeopathy.

However, it seems clear from Kate Chatfield’s e-mail and the clarification that DC provides that the e-mail is highly misleading and seems to demonstrate a lack of understanding of why homeopathy is not a subject that should be given degree status. Homeopathy, as a pseudoscience, abandons the scientific process and promotes unclear thinking…it opens the door to superstition.

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“Provenance” from Skeptico

I’ve been away on holiday so there are a number of blogs that I’m catching up on. The “Provenance” article from Skeptico is noteworthy, not only because it describes a key attribute of scientific progress but also because it touches on the work done by James Clerk Maxwell whose equations I studied and enjoyed during my undergraduate days.Maxwell's Equations

Maxwell’s Equations are certainly one of my favourite equations. Robert P Crease has an old article at on “The greatest equations ever”. Good read.

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Malaysia Holiday – August 2008

I recently returned from a holiday trip to Malaysia in August 2008. It was a fun trip as I did some cave exploring in Mulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak in Borneo, and also travelled to other parts of Malaysia such a Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang Island and Langkawi Island where I attempted a bit of swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, para-sailing and jet-skiing. The food was great, the weather was great! Fantastic trip!Statue

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