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Monday, April 12, 2010

Bad Science meets the "War" on "Terror" - what's not to like?

As a devotee both of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column in the Guardian and of the ludicrous media hype whenever we are required to be panicked by the ingenuity of the "terrorists" we're supposedly at "war" with (examples would be the guy who set his arse alight and the one who couldn't even set fire to his shoe) I am delighted to present to you the following. Firstly, Dick Destiny's blog, which is simply glorious. Next, a couple of articles from The Register, one on home-made explosives and one on home-brewed ricin, both of which prove excellent antidotes to the paranoia we are all supposed to feel.

P.S. One of my all-time Dick Destiny favourites is this one. Especially the bit about planes stopping in mid-air.

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