Category Archives: Politics

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

3 suggestions for UK response to IS

Mr Cameron cut short his holiday to formulate a UK response to the growing strength of Islamic State in Syria & Iraq (IS). The video of the beheading of James Foley has been shared online (by some very depraved individuals),

3 suggestions for UK response to IS

Mr Cameron cut short his holiday to formulate a UK response to the growing strength of Islamic State in Syria & Iraq (IS). The video of the beheading of James Foley has been shared online (by some very depraved individuals),

Claim or Shame ?

Every now and then we look around and realise that most people have subtly changed their memory of their personal history. This happened recently with equal marriage in Europe & N.America. One day we looked around and found that virtually

Claim or Shame ?

Every now and then we look around and realise that most people have subtly changed their memory of their personal history. This happened recently with equal marriage in Europe & N.America. One day we looked around and found that virtually

California school exit exam prohibits questions on evolution, age of earth, and so on

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
In the American state of California, there’s an exam called the CAHSEE, or the California High School Exit Examination. To get a high school diploma, students in that state must pass this exam…

California school exit exam prohibits questions on evolution, age of earth, and so on

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
In the American state of California, there’s an exam called the CAHSEE, or the California High School Exit Examination. To get a high school diploma, students in that state must pass this exam…

The Brothers Karamazov

An era can be described by the ethical dilemmas faced by its people. The cultural development of that era can probably be judged by the extent to which its artists can capture those dilemmas. Dostoyevsky masterfully captures the questions facing

The Brothers Karamazov

An era can be described by the ethical dilemmas faced by its people. The cultural development of that era can probably be judged by the extent to which its artists can capture those dilemmas. Dostoyevsky masterfully captures the questions facing