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Failing to repay

As university educations become impossibly expensive for ordinary people, Gary North advises, “Here is a general rule. Any barrier to entry into any field that cannot be legally penetrated by means of a competitive examination is there for only one reason: … Continue reading

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Having a lovely time without you

Arturo Casadevall and co-authors reported A Framework for Improving the Quality of Research in the Biological Sciences.  doi: 10.1128/mBio.01256-16 30 August 2016 mBio vol. 7 no. 4 e01256-16 ABSTRACT The American Academy of Microbiology convened a colloquium to discuss problems in … Continue reading

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ISO silent over Volkswagen certifications

A little bit of history: “Julian Huxley, Aldous Huxley’s older brother is THE GUY who paved the way for the standardization of our everyday lives. He originated the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO. Under the direction … Continue reading

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Antibacterial soaps banned because they do nothing – why not ban ISO 17025?

Soap and water works: FDA says antibacterial soaps do nothin Posted on September 6, 2016 by Doug Powell Bacteria are good at making babies. So next time you see an advert claiming the product removes 99.9 per cent of bacteria, … Continue reading

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A billion, billion monkeys typing

Fred Reed presents his calculation: “- a monkey typing randomly on a keyboard would eventually write all the books in the British Museum. This sounds plausible and, in a purely mathematical sense, is true. What are the odds? Consider a … Continue reading

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Lean cost $1,511 for each dollar saved

Repackaging aspects of Toyota management to sell to gullible managers and politicians as LEAN may be even more wasteful than ISO accreditation.  John Seddon commented, How politicians deal with evidence The failure to value evidence is not limited to UK … Continue reading

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A Decade of Reversal: An Analysis of 146 Contradicted Medical Practices

Prasad et al. have published an analysis of 146 medical practices that had to change when they were shown to have no benefits.  A large proportion of treatments remain of unknown effectiveness or may be harmful.   For this reason … 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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“no treatment regimen was identified as having an improved clinical outcome”

Accreditation relies on auditing for total compliance with SOPs.  Inspection of this assures quality.  Even when it doesn’t. Drs Williams and Brindle reported another type of audit and showed wide variation for the treatment of an infective condition. Journal of … Continue reading

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UKAS collaborates with sharia to fund Islamic expansion

International halal accreditation is not agreed by a single body but by hundreds and is highly non-standardised, like Islam itself.  We previously drew attention to this here. UKAS is now pleased to help bring the world into submission to Allah while … Continue reading

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