Category Archives: Bogus Numbers

The error of our ways

I’ve just finished reading an extended article from Thursday’s Guardian. It describes how guidelines on low-fat diets arose and explains how they have been rigorously defended to the exclusion of other theories – to the detriment of health, science and some careers. I was struck by … Continue reading

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BS detector: Wind farm bird kills in Spain

Beware of estimates from environmentalists published as headlines. Exaggerations do no one any favours. Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a year The average bird and bat deaths per turbine comes down to 333 – … Continue reading

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