If you’re at a loose end in London…

I found myself yesterday at the Wellcome Collection, one of my favourite museums in London and somewhere I visit reasonably frequently (not being too big, and conveniently located on the Euston Road, it’s perfect to fill those odd hours between the end of the hangover and the train back to Manchester).  The permanent exhibition has […]

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Anyone’d Think I was Addicted

It’s another one of those posts about drug policy, I’m aftaid: this week’s All in the Mind covered the Portuguese experiment with decriminalisation (about which I posted recently), and is available to listen for the next few days.  Depressingly, one of the contributors dropped a fairly broad hint – accurately, I think – that the UK […]

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Engelhardt Lecture, Cambridge: Can Someone do me a Favour?

Tristram Engelhardt is giving a lecture entitled “Moral Pluralism and the Crisis of Secular Bioethics: Why Orthodox Christian Bioethics has the Solution” at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies at Wesley House in Cambridge on the 3rd June.  It’s a provoking title – and my guess is that I’d probably disagree with just about every word after “Good evening”.  Notwithstanding this – […]

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Cancer LOL!

Cancer’s the sort of thing in respect of which a lot of people are very, very earnest indeed.  It’s a pleasure, then, to discover Cancerous Capers, a blog about cancer by someone with cancer, that is light and funny and… well, not earnest: I’m Jamie Ross. I’m twenty, and I was an English student until […]

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Steven Pinker and his Genes

The psychologist gives a brief essay on genetic analysis and the possibility of consumer genomics in the New York Times.  He makes a number of interesting points about such analysis, concerning everything from Brussels sprouts to Jewishness to hair.  But a couple of the points he makes about health markers are worth noting.  First, in […]

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