Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, June 24, 2003
THE PHLOGISTON THEORY of combustion has been sadly neglected these last two hundred years, you might say.

Would you find any reputable branch or twig of the public media to listen to you?


But you would get a good run on Late Night Live (tonight). And in Henny Herald.

All you'd need to do is find some anti-Yank angle, like the latest campaigner against the use of depleted uranium in (US) weaponry.

Trouble is, there's not a shred of logic or evidence to justify bringing out the bell, book and candle. Or the compo claims.

There's probably more evidence to think DU is good for you (via Bizarre Science). But don't add it to the Weetbix just yet.