Media Articles

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Aerial photo of the Darling River

A couple of bits of writing have appeared in print recently; one journal article looking at linguistic cues to deception, as well as a bit of commentary about water and the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

Why did a psychology lecturer with a commitment to academic freedom sign an open letter attempting to have a lecture by Lord Monckton cancelled? My article in the latest issue of the King’s Tribune explains why I don’t think freedom of enquiry has to include granting Monckton the freedom to do what he does.

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NSW Parliament House

Back in early June, the NSW government acted to quickly implement a law that would restrict the Industrial Relations Commission’s discretion and effectively cap public sector wages. The Opposition and Greens filibustered the bill, leading to unprecedented lengthy speeches followed by a guillotining of debate that hadn’t been seen in more than a century. I wrote about it for Crikey.

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Flowers, candles, etc. dedicated to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Tragedy strikes. Who or what can we blame? Chances are I don’t know, because that’s not what science is about. But if there’s a pattern of catastrophes or problems, chances are there is a theory that accounts for it. My article in The King’s Tribune discusses the limits of knowledge.

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Typing cat

Read my article at New Matilda responding to concerns that the Internet threatens the integrity of the jury trial system.

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Tea Party protester with sign: ‘We don't WANT socialism, you arrogant KENYAN!’

Read my article at ABC The Drum Unleashed about how right-wing authoritarianism might explain why some conservative leaders don’t distance themselves from conspiracy theories about Barack Obama – and how this might relate to the recent aggression from some conservative followers.