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Nov 2015 Dinner – David Archibald: Aust. Defence 2016 and Beyond

The November Dinner will be David Archibald on “Australia’s Defence 2016 and Beyond”

Australian defence

David Archibalds book – Australian Defence 20116 and Beyond

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Tuesday the 10th of November, 2015
at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond.

David Archibald is a Perth-based scientist working in the fields of oil exploration, medical research, climate science and energy.  After graduating from Queensland University in geology in 1979, he worked in coal and oil shale exploration in Queensland and then in oil exploration with Esso in Sydney.  A long period in stockbroking as an analyst was followed by work for a private investor. He subsequently floated the oil exploration company Oilex in 2003 and then joined a Canadian-listed oil exploration company in 2006.  Also at that time, he was CEO of the mineral explorer Westgold Resources. David’s last book was Twilight of Abundance (2014). He will be talking about his new book on Australia’s defence.

Praise for “Australia’s Defence”
Loved the chapter on the RAAF. This book is excellent.
– Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, designer of Voyager

Click here > Invite to David Archibald Dinner and Laissez Faire Newsletter 114

May Dinner address – text – Mannie Gross on Part Two of “How to smell a (scientific) Rat!”

We are pleased to publish the text of Mannie Gross’ May address “How to Smell a (scientific) Rat! (Part Two)”

The very well received paper follows on from his address in Dec 2009, and updates his comments on Scientific method and the falling away from the sceptical inquiry. ‘Science’ becoming a cheer leader for particular causes.

The text of the original 2009 Address on Scientific Method and the failings of the UN based IPCC

The text of the 2015 address with updates and further commentary on the failings of modern scientific inquiry