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Singh a Sherine song

May 1, 2010 | By

OMFSM! How did I miss this? The wonderful skeptic Ariane Sherine sings a song of Simon Singh: Ha! That was brilliant. And her point is a good one: go support libel reform in the UK! Even though the BCA dropped its suit* against Simon, the libel law evilness lives on.

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BREAKING: BCA drops libel case against Simon Singh!

April 15, 2010 | By

Great news: the BCA has dropped its ill-conceived lawsuit against journalist and skeptic Simon Singh! WooHOO! My huge and hearty CONGRATS to Simon! The British Chiropractic Association, an umbrella organization for chiropractors in Britain, had sued Simon for libel because he had written in a newspaper article that they "happily promote bogus remedies". They said […]

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Simon Singh has appeal!

April 7, 2010 | By

Simon Singh – the journalist who has been sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association for having the temerity to write that they happily promote bogus remedies — has won a big victory in the UK: he has the right to argue that his statement was opinion, and not a statement narrowly (and, in […]

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Simon Singh no longer writing for The Guardian

March 16, 2010 | By

Simon Singh is one of my (very few) heroes. He is a journalist who has been fighting not just the British Chiropractic Association (who is suing Simon for libel) but also the awful UK libel laws themselves. You can catch up with all this here. The fight is actually going well on both fronts, but, […]

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UPDATE: Simon Singh libel case

February 23, 2010 | By

Skeptic and journalist Simon Singh appeared before the High Court today in a hearing about accusations of libel. This case is critical for journalism, medicine, science, and skepticism, and you can get the background info on it in an earlier post I wrote. But basically, Simon was sued by the British Chiropractic Association over an […]

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Some good news and some weird news with Simon Singh

October 15, 2009 | By

Simon Singh is a science journalist being sued by the British Chiropractor Association for saying they "happily promote bogus treatment". The libel laws in the UK are ridiculously draconian, putting all the onus on the person being sued, contrary to the notion of presumed innocent until proven guilty, and also contrary to the libel laws […]

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The Peculiar Case of Simon Singh

August 4, 2009 | By

Science thrives on criticism. Reality, being what it is — real — can withstand the slings and arrows of critics. It’s our methods, models, and interpretation of reality that are subject to withering critique, and through such honing moves us ever-closer to understanding the true nature of the world. Any claim that is said to […]

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Singh the blues

June 3, 2009 | By

[Pardon this lengthy post, but this is an issue central to science and skepticism, and is thus very important. I ask my readers to please read the whole thing. I am not exaggerating when I say this issue has profound ramifications.] Simon Singh is a journalist in the UK; he writes for the Guardian. Moreover, […]

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Supernova 2012aw: the pictures!

March 20, 2012 | By

Last night, I wrote about a possible new supernova in the galaxy M95, a nearby spiral. It has since been confirmed, and is called SN 2012aw. Given that M95 is about 37 or so million light years away — close on a galactic scale — that means this exploding star will be easy to see […]

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Homeopathy slammed by Australian TV news show

April 18, 2011 | By

Most of the time, so-called "alternative medicine" is treated very gently by television news. I don’t know if that’s because they don’t want to tick off their viewers, or the reporters don’t look into it properly, or if they believe in it themselves. But no matter the reason, it’s always refreshing to see a show […]

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