The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science


I posted the original version of the following as a comment on my "A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic" post, but since most visitors don't read the comments, I've reposted it here with some minor embellishment. There is an interesting perspective of the Australian political climate-change denialism contrasted against various other western democracies in … Continue reading The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science

The role of social media in the 2010 Australian Election


The day after the astonishing outcome of the Australian 2010 Federal Election, which saw an historic potentially hung-Parliament outcome with power pivoting upon the whims of three or four independents and one Greens MP whom a new Government will need to accommodate to be appointed by the Governor-General, it seems inconceivable that the role social … Continue reading The role of social media in the 2010 Australian Election

Election promises Vs long-term track records and personal views


Social network chatter on Twitter, Facebook and others is abuzz with criticism about previously broken election promises by both major parties, and the shadow these cast over the credibility of any promises made in the lead up to the August 21 Federal Election. Anyone who has been around long enough to experience more than one … Continue reading Election promises Vs long-term track records and personal views