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Nature’s Challenges in irreproducible research

Nature published a special on Challenges in irreproducible research. Monya Baker wrote on the crisis of reproducibility in research – 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility. The figures are grim for the discipline of science in which so many place … Continue reading

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Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

The Department of Health offers this: Pathology Quality Assurance review launched December 18, 2012 A review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services was announced today by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. The review will be led by National … Continue reading

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Down the memory hole: The Case of the Vanishing Adjudication

The Buildfreedom.com website cited below has vanished, just like the vanishing ASA adjudication against the BSI that it reported.  Fortunately, the reference can still be found with The Wayback Machine. http://web.archive.org/web/20140713190437/http://buildfreedom.com/content/reciprocality/r1/example.html Buildfreedom.com tells a curious tale in which the BSI’s … Continue reading

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Britain’s corrupt examinations system

The Telegraph describes the history and corruption of Britain’s examinations system:  Exam boards: how system became international money-spinner.  The examinations system has evolved over the last hundred years or so from a cottage industry into a multi-million pound international business. … Continue reading

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Ruskin on the virtue of imperfection

Professor Anthony O’Hear writes of John Ruskin: “He believed that the first lesson which the arts had to teach us was that nothing can be truly noble which is not imperfect, which takes us back to his distinction between the … Continue reading

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