Archive: October, 2010

The first candidate for evidence-based politics must surely be the Tories deficit reduction plan. The Tories are making two main arguments: that to make the biggest cut in public spending since the Second World War over five years is necessary; and that it is safe to make such drastic cuts over such a short timescale, […]

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I spent Saturday at the TAM London conference. TAM stands for ‘The Amazing Meeting’, and is a conference for skeptics of all flavours. The keynote speaker was James Randi, the magician and professional skeptic, who made his name debunking, among others, Uri Geller. Randi was asked how people like Geller are able to make a […]

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