My academic background is in Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science, and after a long career in publishing, teaching, and software engineering, I've now retired to the South of Spain with my wife and a rather ancient cat, where I can indulge my passion for writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
My particular interests include science and philosophy, and I have recently completed a book which deals with the irrationality of alternative medicine theories, food Woo, and religion. It's called Leaving the Land of Woo and is due out in October 2009.
I write fiction under the name of John Cuando.
Can the Catholic church continue to use secrecy to subvert the law on child abuse?
Miliband the younger should listen to his old man who knew a thing or two about reformism
Are drug company ghostwriters planting marketing in medical journals?
UK Government disgraces itself by caving in on homeopathy
Cultures are strongest when they can absorb new influences and grow.
Cameron says he wants People Power but not Power as we know it
How the structure of international politics relates to the fundamental instabilities of modern capitalism.
Scientists exonerated, but where are the apologies from the denier hacks?
As we crawl out of the latest crisis, we should be asking if we need capitalism at all.
Was the crisis really so unexpected or were there just a lot of ostriches and blind men?