Knowingly or not, Indian government officials acted in accord with published medical advice when they ordered recently that coconuts be removed from the trees at Mumbai’s Gandhi museum for fear that a nut would descend on to the head of President Obama. Should those officials wish to more fully educate the public, they could distribute […]
A US government document about the so-called “RAVE” act: Reducing Americans’ Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act of 2002 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session on H.R. 5519, October 10, 2002.
Why do governments — and for that matter, most organizations — resist admitting mistakes, even old ones? (And why do they keep repeating the same mistakes?) A recently-released British historical document suggests part of the reason. The Guardian reports on a note written by Margaret Thatcher less than a year before she became Prime Minister […]
In the spirit of Ig Nobel Prize winner John Hagelin, the British government is trying prayer as a means to cut crime both by criminals and by policemen, according to this report in The Independent: A Christian policing group which believes that the power of prayer can catch criminals and keep officers safe from harm […]