Thursday, September 27, 2007

Theory #1.

Hot-diggedy. You go thirty years without a single blog and then you do two in one night. Crazy.

Anyway, here is my first theory (I'll be interested in all examples that provide proof or otherwise):

**clears throat**

Any tabloid heading that starts 'Is this....', 'Could this be...' etc. can be safely answered 'No'

Usual suspects are the Daily Mail putting all inanimate objects into the pigeon holes of causing or curing cancer "Can pomegranates protect you from cervical cancer?" and of course the omnipresent McCann story. "Is this Maddie?"

I say 'First Theory' as I fully expect there to be more. Otherwise, my life has just reached it's blogging peak. Hmmm.......

EDIT: 17th Oct 07 : An excellent exhibit here. Ticks ALL the boxes. Incidentally, I disagree with the Vatican TV director.

EDIT: 26th Oct 07: A fine specimen courtesy of JDC. Slaps rational scientific thinking with a wet plant, and cures the cold at the same time.

EDIT: 3rd Nov 2007: This is outstanding. Ok it's from 2003, but the Daily Mail just cant help itself. "Bring me the ScienceMangle™..."

EDIT: 6th Dec 2007
More cancerous lipstick.The product in question is not used in lipstick. See here

Hmmm... need to find a way of retaining a copy of the evidence.....

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Here we go......

Well, let's get started and stop muffing around.

Where better to start than the wonderfully spleen-ventable world of the religion/science interface.

In my head, if someone spends a long time studying, reading and musing on a subject for a good length of time (even to the point where they get awarded a degree or perhaps more) then their point of view on that subject is often of value. Outside of that field, their p-o-v carries no more weight than that of London cabbie.

And so to Archbishop Francisco Chimoio. (Note: not any old Bish, but and archbish and God's top man in Mozambique). This sensible chap has decided that European condoms (only from 2 countries though) are loaded with AIDS virus to "finish" the African people for good.

Now perhaps speaking to the Archbish, he could have spoken authoritatively on how both snakes AND donkeys learnt to speak in days gone by (Genesis 3; Numbers 22:28-30) but I'm keen to find the out the Archbish's credentials on European Condom Manufacturing processes (Part B: Secret Ingredients).

If it wasn't so damned tragic, there would a number of extremely humourous and waspishly sarcastic comments to be made.

But I can't actually speak.