Valdo Calocane: did he get away with murder?

The recent events on the sentencing of Valdo Calocane have led to public outcries. Mr Coates’ son James (a victim) said that Calocane had “made a mockery of the system“, adding that “he has got away with murder“. I have no relationship to the victims, their families, Calocane or the legal proceedings. This exploration will … Read more

Experts and expertise

Preamble In 2012 I explored the nature of expertise in an article that was mainly focused on expert witness expertise. A deeper exploration was triggered today when I discovered a statement made by the Care Quality Commission. Scroll down for more. This article will delve deep into the issues of experts and expertise, and prove … Read more

The Barnum Effect

Some will be reaching for Google and dictionaries on this. Some fine examples of Barnum statements, “Humans a not perfect“, or “Everybody makes mistakes – are you perfect?” or “Not everybody is a scientist.” The words seem to hold a truth held dear by ordinary people. But in essence they lack depth by the way … Read more