Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gordon Brown and cystic fibrosis, Tony Blair and MMR

Rebekah Brooks’s appearance at the Leveson inquiry on Friday has renewed attention on The Sun’s decision, under her editorship, to reveal that Gordon Brown’s son Fraser has cystic fibrosis. It was, I felt at the time and continue to feel … Continue reading

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An Office for Scientific Responsibility?

One of the ideas for improving political use of science and evidence that I suggest in the book is the creation of an Office for Scientific Responsibility. This would work rather like the Office for Budget Responsibility set up by … Continue reading

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Published!

I came up with the idea for The Geek Manifesto in summer 2010. I wrote the proposal that autumn, and signed my contract with Transworld (Bantam Press) just before Christmas. I wrote the book in the first nine months of … Continue reading

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Find the geeks

Guru magazine, which has today given The Geek Manifesto a very kind review, has three copies of the book to give away… The challenge is to find the geeks hidden on this blog, the Guru website, and my publisher’s blog. … Continue reading

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Geek questions for the Queen’s Speech 2: House of Lords reform

I wrote yesterday about the hope that a Libel Reform Bill will be presented in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday. There’s also another issue that’s likely to come up that’ll be of interest to geeks, and that’s reform of the … Continue reading

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Geek questions for the Queen’s Speech: Libel reform

The Geek Manifesto opens with the story of one of the most remarkable examples of geek activism to date: the extraordinary support given to the science writer Simon Singh when he was sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. … Continue reading

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Geek Manifesto events start this week

With the Eureka extracts out, and the book hitting the shops on Thursday May 10, the book tour is getting underway. First up, I’ve been interviewed for this week’s edition of the terrific Pod Delusion podcast. Then tomorrow, Sunday May … Continue reading

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