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Audit and The Emperor’s New Clothes – on view for over 20 years

We previously drew attention to, D. J. PRATT.   British Standard (BS) 5750 – quality assurance? Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 1995, 19, 31-36.  Abstract BS5750 is the British Standard on “Quality Systems”. Its equivalent in European standards is EN29000 and in the International … Continue reading

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The Freeman – Mad Science

The Summer issue of The Freeman presents a collection of articles on mad science. It describes the dangers of giving control to an expert elite and illustrates it with example ideologies such as Darwinian eugenics that had to wait for the … Continue reading

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Which is stronger – ideology or scientific evidence?

Sometimes the big ideas that become accepted are eventually discovered to be wrong.  In the meantime, they are protected by the marketing of their beautiful story.  Books and films may be inspired by it.  Like an obsession, it makes the world seem simpler and … Continue reading

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