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Three rules of groupthink: as global warming, so ISO accreditationism

Christopher Booker discovered Irving Janis’s Victims of Groupthink.  He used it as a framework for his report Global Warming: A Case Study in Groupthink.  We reported James Delingpole’s summary earlier. Here are Irving’s three rule of groupthink, useful because they … Continue reading

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Change Board Recertification

US doctors have got themselves organized to oppose being exploited to prove their ability. http://changeboardrecert.com/ is the place to read what’s happening in US medicine. We need to see similar organization against labs being exploited for accreditation by the ISO … Continue reading

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Advances Afoot in Microbiology

Patel et al. have written about the use of new, rapid Point Of Care (POC) tests in Advances Afoot in Microbiology, Participants in the Academy’s colloquium recommended that clinical microbiologists “retain oversight of the quality assurance of infectious disease diagnostic tests.” … Continue reading

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Worldview goes shoogly

Scott Adams’ Dilbert understands the ISO scam, even if he doesn’t document the corruption and criminality as thoroughly as Oxebridge. Adams recognizes how another source of cognitive dissonance can work in a TV interviewer: And here’s the original: By the … Continue reading

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No gain without pain

A profile of child branding cases in Kashmir valley Rashid, AF et al.  Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine Volume 49, July 2017, Pages 50–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2017.05.001 https://s100.copyright.com/AppDispatchServlet?publisherName=ELS&contentID=S1752928X1730046X&orderBeanReset=true ________________________________________ Highlights •The article is a two year study on Child branding practices … Continue reading

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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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