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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
 

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Apr. 22, 2012 6:38 am
" Without understanding the assumptions on which a particular theory rests it is impossible to comprehend its meaning. Without a clear idea of its internal logic it is impossible to understand the connections between ideas about causes and their implications for policy." (Henry and Einstadter (1995: Preface). The above quote neatly sums up the importance of not allowing the allure of...  Read More
Apr. 13, 2012 5:12 pm
Given enough time events of low probability become certainties. I intend placing this type of mug-punter bet once a year for some 50 years to prove the curse of the lucky monkey principle. Given 100 years what's the chance of a nuclear reactor melting down? 'Officially,' its about once in every 20,000-30,000 years . Really? Only 10,000 years of uncertainty here or there? That's a little...  Read More
Apr. 11, 2012 5:33 am
A loose collection of empowered small agents working under the identity of 'Anonymous' effectively rendered the UK Government's Home Office website inoperable by a denial of service attack last week. The explanation provided by the perpetrators is that they are members of a 'group' protesting about its government's obsession with mass surveillance of the UK's general population, and also to...  Read More
Apr. 8, 2012 3:58 am
Crime scientists have re-badged themselves as natural scientists. However, they made the basic pseudoscientific mistake by way of seeing Crime Opportunity Theory as a cause of crime when they confused a description of crime data for a theory that they think explains that data. Those who wish to to continue believing i n ratortunity as a cause of crime might now claim that they have discovered...  Read More
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