- Matt Ridley reviews The Hockey Stick Illusion. “One of the best science books in years. It exposes in delicious detail . . . how a great scientific mistake of immense political weight was perpetrated, defended and camouflaged by a scientific establishment that should now be red with shame.” Of the response to Stephen McIntyre’s damning critique: “I find the reaction of the scientific establishment more shocking than anything. . . . Shut-eyed denial.”
- Answer to medical mystery is food allergies. If doctors can’t recognize food allergies, they are even further from understanding their cause.
- Der Spiegel looks skeptically at man-made global warming. Will Elizabeth Kolbert (the New Yorker writer) ever realize she’s been credulous?
- Low cholesterol bad? “Cholesterol levels in men with dementia and, in particular, those with Alzheimer disease had declined at least 15 years before the diagnosis and remained lower than cholesterol levels in men without dementia throughout that period.” Body weight also declines before the diagnosis.
Thanks to Peter Spero.