Behaviour-This Struck a Chord

Stay curious, find comfort in being wrong and create a "challenge circle" of people who actively challenge your beliefs - these are all steps towards knowing what you don't know according to Adam Grant. And he argues in today's rapidly changing work environment questioning your beliefs, rethinking and even unlearning are key skills. Adam is an … Continue reading Behaviour-This Struck a Chord

My Favourite Commentator Nails It

Matt Ridley: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About ScienceThe Wall Street Journal, 9 October 2020 The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched the bond between the public and the scientific profession as never before. Scientists … Continue reading My Favourite Commentator Nails It

A Response to the Wentworth Group Written by me in 2002. An Idea that should be pursued.

The Menzies Group[1]--- Initial Draft Notes The Menzies Group has been formed by a group of concerned scientists, economists, historians politicians and farmers who are alarmed at the extreme position being taken by the Wentworth Group of scientists.  The aim of the Menzies Group is to achieve a more balanced position. It fears that if … Continue reading A Response to the Wentworth Group Written by me in 2002. An Idea that should be pursued.

The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It

The Spectator Alan Moran 10 July 2020 Rio Tinto’s announced closure of its aluminium smelter in New Zealand due to uncompetitive power prices this week is a reminder of the vulnerability of Australia’s four remaining smelters, all of which face sharply higher prices courtesy of government energy policies. With energy costs comprising about a … Continue reading The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It

Agriculture and Environmentalism

It seems I wrote this paper/speech in 1998 - 22 years ago. It reminds me of the saying "that the more things change, the more they remain the same" The On-Farm and Industry Consequences of Environmentally Driven Land and Water Regulations (A Darling River Farmer’s Perspective) Speaker: David Boyd, Managing Director, Clyde Agriculture Ltd Environmentally … Continue reading Agriculture and Environmentalism

The Challenges of Modelling

Forecasting for COVID-19 has failed John P.A. Ioannidis1, Sally Cripps2, Martin A. Tanner3 1 Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, and Departments of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics, Stanford University, and Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford, California, USA2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney and … Continue reading The Challenges of Modelling