18 Aug 2007

Modelling the needed population of tooth fairies

The posting on the Bad Science blog of articles from an issue of Homeopathy about the memory of water has let to quite a lot of critical appraisal of the science behind these articles.

My favourite quote from these discussions is from a comment on the Good Math blog regarding the modelling of dilution and succussion ('shaking' in homeopathy):

"Nobody models the needed population of tooth fairies".

12 Aug 2007

A new way to find reviewers - the ouija board

Authors of manuscripts submitted to our journals can suggest potential peer reviewers.
A recent submitting author took advantage of this to suggest...

His former supervisor

Wait, it gets better....

His dead former supervisor

Wait, wait, it gets even better.....

His dead former supervisor, indicated with (deceased)

Guys, who last had the ouija board?