Month: December 2014

December 23, 2014 Brendan Clarke

It’s almost the last workday of 2014 for me today, and a busy last few weeks means that I’m looking forward to the Christmas break. All things being well, I’ll be able to spend some quality time with two books that I’ve been meaning to read for ages. Some holiday reading… Götzsche, Peter. 2013. Deadly…

December 22, 2014 Federica Russo

Scienza in Rete is an Italian online magazine that popularises scientific research and also discusses various issues related to science and society, including science policy and ethics. It recently featured an article on possible causes of autism. Autism is a disease affecting the individual’s abilities to interact, verbally and non verbally, with other people. Its…

December 5, 2014 Phyllis Illari

I have been struck this week about how issues to do with evidence of mechanism have arisen in all my classes, and how students from multiple scientific backgrounds have set about attempting to understand evidence in science in very different ways. On my masters course, students studying causality were particularly looking at evidential pluralism in…