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  1. Motion results from our debate on fracking for shale gas

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    November 30, 2013 by Adam Smith

    The results of the votes from the recent sitting of the Rational Parliament, on 26 November, are in. Our topic …
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  2. Words and photos from our debate on fracking!


    November 27, 2013 by Adam Smith

    Last night the Rational Parliament sat to debate fracking for shale gas in the UK. In total, 82 joined in with the debate, with others taking part from outside the chamber via Twitter. There was a great range of perspectives, experiences and viewpoints, including those of several researchers whose work covers different aspects of fracking.

  3. GM debate video now live!

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    November 22, 2013 by Adam Smith

    The abridged video of our first sitting, at which we debated GM food, is now online!

  4. Scientists on Question Time? Boring!


    November 18, 2013 by Adam Smith

    The thousands of people who’ve signed a petition asking BBC producers to use more scientists on Question Time are barking up the wrong tree.

    I don’t doubt for a second that the petitioners have good intentions. I don’t doubt they believe that political debate can be improved if relevant scientists and researchers are present—I believe that too. But the campaign, led by the incisive blogger Martin Robbins, is missing the point if it thinks that QT would be improved by the presence of a scientist. Even to argue for “proper representation” of scientists on QT is a bit wacky.

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