Evidence not ideology: The signal and the noise or lies, more lies, even more lies and government statistics (video)


This occasional blog arises out of an exasperation at rampant and unnecessary social injustice and the peculiarly human stupidity that prevents us from learning from our own mistakes. It particularly mystifies me that we continue to accept political decisions based on … Continue reading

Evidence not ideology: Professor Nutt’s award is polite up yours to UK government’s ideological policy making (video)


Professor David Nutt has been berated by government ministers, especially Alan Johnson, for publicly stating his evidence based opinion about the relative harms associated with different types of drugs. He was ultimately fired for standing his ground and suggesting that ministers … Continue reading