Ebola panic reveals the balancing act between patient freedom and social safety

This article was originally published in New Statesman, and can be found here. News of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has received worldwide press attention. The epidemic has caused more deaths than any other recorded Ebola outbreak, and has claimed 672 lives since February. Governments have good reason to be concerned; the Ebola virus has a mortality rate…

The Science Delusion: has science become dogmatic?

This article was originally published in the Oxford Student newspaper. Scientist and author Rupert Sheldrake spoke to George Gillett after addressing an audience at the Oxford Union Rupert Sheldrake’s latest book, The Science Delusion, explores what Sheldrake describes as “the ten dogmas of modern science”. The claim seems radical at first – Sheldrake is questioning mainstream science beliefs…