May 22, 2019

This list could be fifteen times longer. Such quotes could also be listed about Trump and his claims. This is the sort of context around which the Leave vote jus squeezed a victory (the latest poll has Remain winning at 60%). We are still debating and negotiating what looks to be the most complex set of talks in our recent history. Sadly enough, the newly formed Brexit Party, the lovechild of Nigel “Cult of Personality” Farage, look to be the… Read more

May 22, 2019

I could be mistaken and perhaps this woman (in the video below) has some kind of genuine learning difficulty. If not, however, this is an example of the sort of crap that is happening at the moment in the Brexit debate in Britain. I was phoned up the other day by my own father ranting about EU regulations imposed on us, in particular, the debacle about banning bendy/straight bananas. Holy cow. Bendy bananas. Seriously? That has been debunked a million… Read more

May 22, 2019

News Flash!!! Le Grand K is dead! Long live the New K! In a temperature and humidity-controlled vault outside of Paris, there is a small cylinder made of iridium and platinum. Its official name is International Prototype Kilogram (IPK) but it is known colloquially as Le Grand K. All kilos in the world are derived from this modest little chunk of metal. It has been sitting in that vault since 1875. The weight of the IPK was derived from the… Read more

May 21, 2019

Auntie will know if you have been reading this blog over the last week, I am presently involved in a dialogue/debate with Guy Walker over human morality and from where it has come. I’ve so far written two pieces in response to a comment he made externally. My first piece dealt with the foundational philosophy involved in discussions of morality (actually, involved in any discussions of philosophy since they are the building bricks of philosophical thought), and my second appeals with morality as a… Read more

May 20, 2019

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.” – attributed to Oscar Wilde (more…) Read more

May 19, 2019

When we talk about the Catholic Church, we are usually referring to the Catholic religion, not a specific church. When we talk about freedom of religion, and the Free Exercise Clause in the Constitution, we mean the freedom to practice whatever faith we wish, or no faith at all. A church is not a religion. A church is a place where you can go to (get sales pitches) learn about and practice your religion. But you can also study and… Read more

May 17, 2019

This post was recently posted on Facebook by someone I know and I was added to the link. I want to deal with this here because it is not only something this other person does all the time, but it is a really common occurrence when arguing about morality and moral claims. I have talked about all the things I will talk about here very frequently, but I will try to draw them all together in several pieces (I will link… Read more

May 17, 2019

Let’s whet your appetite: how did abortions get banned faster than assault rifles — Tay☁️ (@taywildin) 15 May 2019 Birth control? BAN IT!! Abortion? BAN IT!! What about guns? Look, banning things never works. People will find ways to get them#AlabamaAbortionBan — Debbie Redd (@DREDD_48) 15 May 2019 Maybe if we start calling our body parts gun-sounding names like “revulva” or “shooterus” the GOP will stop trying to regulate them. — The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) 16 May 2019 I think… Read more

May 17, 2019

This is another nudge to you guys for birthday presents for any kids up to, say, 14/15 for you. You know you want to… A book that I have written with one of my ex-colleagues called The Curse of the Maya: A Truth-Seekers’ Story is now published and available to buy. Details from the Loom site are: Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan are embarking on a project for 9-year-olds through to 13-year-olds or so. In UK terms, this is Year 5… Read more

May 16, 2019

Wow, things have really taken a turn for the worse. You blink, and states in the US suddenly go nuts. Here is what happens when you concentrate with a one track mind on President Trump and forgets to keep an eye on everything else. Before I get into what has been happening, let me alert you to this recent piece of research: “Abortion rates go down when countries make it legal: report”: Abortion rates have fallen over the past 25… Read more

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