Archive | September 2, 2007

The Bushfire Disaster in Greece was Predictable: A Note from Roger Underwood

Reports in the media and from fire management colleagues indicate that the recent horrific bushfires in Greece have parallels in Australia and were predictable. It is estimated that nearly 70 lives have been lost and close to 200,000 hectares of agricultural land, national parks and mountain forests have been incinerated. The loss of olive groves […]

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Dolphins Still in the Yangtze River – or Not?

The Yangtze River dolphin is considered functionally extinct. The species of freshwater dolphin, also known as the baiji, had not been sighted since September 2004 despite extensive surveys. On August 19, 2007 a large white animal was filmed in the Yangtze close to Tongling city in Anhui Province. The international media has reported: Wang Kexiong, […]

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Postmodern Science – A Contradiction in Terms: A Note from Walter Starck

The ideal of scientific objectivity has been subverted — even in the world’s most prestigious universities — by the pernicious and pervasive influence of postmodernism, laments scientist Dr Walter Starck. Over recent decades a few widely publicised instances of scientific misconduct have occasioned much concern. All have involved fabrication or misrepresentation of data in the […]

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Gene Technology in Australia – Fact not Fiction

Agrifood Awareness Australia Limited (AFAA) has recently released an updated version of its very popular booklet, Gene Technology in Australia – Fact not Fiction. The new edition of the booklet contains a wide range of information from basic detail on the science of gene technology, to the laws and guidelines surrounding research, and opinions on […]

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