Our attitude to mental health may indicate the extent to which we have dealt with the toxic problem of Prosperity Teaching

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If I told you that you probably did not need to persist with the chemotherapy, or that you did not need to see a surgeon to get your broken bone reset, you just needed to pray and repent of your sin, how would you respond? Not only would you recognise this as ridiculously nuts but… Continue reading Our attitude to mental health may indicate the extent to which we have dealt with the toxic problem of Prosperity Teaching

Learning to See – Navigating the scientific experiments and studies during COVID-19

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This is a guest post from a medical perspective from Mark Surg.  In recent weeks and months we seen a flurry of research to do with the COVID-19 pandemic shared and commented on. It seems at times that people tend to choose the research that suits their own narrative.  I thought it would be helpful… Continue reading Learning to See – Navigating the scientific experiments and studies during COVID-19

Face mask experiments and asking the wrong question

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A little while back I mentioned a study looking at cases of COVID-19 among families with children in the home. I observed that the study was being used by people to push conclusions that it did not and could not make. Something similar has been happening with a Danish study about mask wearing. The study… Continue reading Face mask experiments and asking the wrong question

Curiosity and coronavirus

I have argued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that two gaps in our skill set as a society have been identified. The first is an understanding of how statistics work as figures have been thrown around without much understanding of what they tell us. The second has been that we have show a lack of curiosity.… Continue reading Curiosity and coronavirus