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“What is a Dominant Media Narrative?” said Jesting High Court Judge

…and stayed not for an answer. Extracted from this Guardian article: RT Loses Challenge Against Claims of Bias in Novichok Reporting  Mark Sweney The Kremlin-backed news channel RT has lost a high court challenge to overturn a ruling by the UK media regulator that it broadcast biased programmes relating to the novichok poisoning in Salisbury and the … Continue reading

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Lew on Truth, Conspiracy Theorising, and Everything

    [Read Richard’s first. This one is boring.] Bristol University’s news site is announcing the publication of a “book” (their description) by Professors Lewandowsky and Cook on conspiracy theorising. The link provided by Bristol University to download the “book” isn’t working, but Mirage News, which reproduces the University puff in its entirety has a link … Continue reading

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Into the Unknown

Climate science and the stock market have this in common: both are obsessed with observation of, and speculation about, a simple time graph, showing, in the one case, movements of average global temperature over periods from months to millennia, and in the other, movements of share values over periods from milliseconds to months. Zapping from … Continue reading

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Neil Levy Again

Neil Levy of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, has a new article at the Conversation crossposted at the Oxford School of Practical Ethics blog here. We’ve met Neil Levy and his views on climate catastrophe before. Paul, in this post drew our attention to this article at the Conversation crossposted at the … Continue reading

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Life with the Thunbergs

Yesterday’s Observer has a long extract from the book written jointly by the Thunberg family about their famous daughter. The extract is by Greta’s mother, opera singer Malena Ernman, and I found it extraordinarily interesting and moving. She discusses the family’s struggle to deal with Greta’s psychological problems with apparently admirable honesty, and much that … Continue reading