A great blog review

Very impressed by this blog review from “Skuds”, who’s extended the review he wrote for Amazon Vine.

This quote is particularly good:

As soon as a minister admits that some new policy didn’t work he will find himself on the move at the next re-shuffle, after being held to ridicule by the media and probably branded a flip-flopper and accused of a U-turn. If they stick to their opinions in the face of very obvious failure they will be praised as a ‘conviction politician’.

I wonder where we would be if ‘conviction chemists’ were similarly praised, or ‘conviction doctors’? We would probably be treating common ailments with blood-letting and trepanning still.

About markgfh

Mark Henderson is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health by supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Geek Manifesto contains his personal views, not those of the Wellcome Trust. Before joining the Trust in January 2012, Mark was Science Editor of The Times, where he built a reputation as one of Britain's foremost science journalists and commentators. Mark's first book, 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, was published in 2009 by Quercus
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1 Response to A great blog review

  1. Stuart Field says:

    Just heard on BBC Radio 4 News that a woman in Salford has been burned in a racist attack after “acid” was thrown at her – “like household bleach”, the presenter said. I really hope the NHS staff treating this poor unfortunate woman know the difference between an acid and an alkali, unlike the BBC presenter. Thinking of CP Snow, I wondered what the literary equivalent of this scientific howler is – maybe “I like watching tragedies such as Fawlty Towers”

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