Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
Since relaunching this blog on January first, I’ve published 38 new posts – including one simultaneously in Swedish. These have discussed climate change, European immigration, medical misconceptions, nutritional dogma, the alarming state of higher education, dishonourable environmental activists, the morality of fossil fuels, and the worldwide phenomenon known as Jordan Peterson. That’s a fair bit of ground.
In Michael Crichton’s fictional tale, The Lost World, a no-nonsense biologist named Sarah Harding declares that “Human beings are just full of misinformation.” Most of what we think we know, she says, is likely wrong. That may be closer to the truth than some of us care to admit.
On this blog, I go to the trouble of tracking down original source material to make sure the story checks out. I examine issues in their larger context. I try hard not to spread misinformation.
In other words, this is a quality blog that takes time and effort to produce. At the end of each calendar quarter, in a post just like this, I’m going to ask for your help. If something you’ve read over the past three months has impressed you, surprised you, or helped you see the world in a more nuanced manner please consider supporting me financially.
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If you shop at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK – or at the French or German Amazon websites, there’s another way you can help at no cost to yourself. I’ve recently joined Amazon’s affiliate program. If you start your shopping by clicking on books or country flags on this blog Amazon will pay me a small percentage of everything you buy within the next 24 hours.
Whether you’re buying one of the books discussed on this blog or anything else from Amazon, by beginning the process here you can support my work.
Henceforth, it will be super easy to find any books I’ve mentioned. A permanent list is now located here:
Books I’ve discussed during the past three months also appear below:
|The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change
|The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
|The IPCC: A Scientific Body?
|Roosters of the Apocalypse: How the Junk Science of Global Warming is Bankrupting the Western World
Rael Jean Isaac
(this French TV weatherman was fired for writing this book)
|Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
|12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
|The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
|Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate
|The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure
Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt
|The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
|Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist
|The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
|Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
|Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives
Vinayak Prasad & Adam Cifu
|Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
|Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health
|The World Turned Upside Down: The Second Low Carbohydrate Revolution
Richard David Feinman
|The Lost World: A Novel (Jurassic Park)
|See What I See