Category Archives: Education

I’m really sorry, but this is simply too good NOT to share

Now, I hope you’ll agree that that is a wonderful clip. If you disagree, then you should simply click elsewhere now, because you won’t want to listen to what I have to say. Which is: the game is still not … Continue reading

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Flat Earther kryptonite

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind. I’ll let you make your own mind up.

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Planet of The Idiots: a lecture by Carl Sagan

Disclaimer: this lecture is actually entitled ‘The Age of Exploration’, but I think my title is more appropriate. Let’s make a planet in which nobody is starving. Let’s make a planet in which men and women have equal access to … Continue reading

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We’re fucked

If we knew an asteroid were to hit the Earth on a certain day and wipe us out, we would mobilize every scientist, bureaucrat, CEO and soldier planet-wide to deal with it. Well, an equivalent disaster is headed our way, … Continue reading

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Banks found complicit in rainforest destruction

Since 2009, 19 banks — despite having policies on advancing human rights, sustainability, and climate change — have financed US$10 billion for approximately 155 million barrels of dirty crude destined for refineries in the United States. But they aren’t only … Continue reading

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Japanese town cut waste by 80%, but…

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
In 2003, the Japanese town, Kamikatsu, resolved to go waste-free by 2020. They did incredibly well, but couldn’t manage it. Why? The packaging industry makes it impossible. Please read this incisive short essay by Olivia…

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How to solve all the world’s problems

We’ve never been here before. As I think the majority of us all aware, our world is facing a series of global crises, which include (but are not limited to): climate change the unremitting attack on the world’s rainforests the … Continue reading

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A special place in the universe

This twenty-five minute video clip has just turned my world upside down. In one of my earliest posts on this blog, way back in 2007, I marvelled at the splendour of the night sky, and concluded that with so very … Continue reading

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Here’s why the UK Television Licence Fee should remain free to over 75s

I just intercepted an email to my 89 year old mother, titled: Your TV Licence expires on 14 July 2020 – please renew today invoice No -GB11744572UK It was from a telenet.be address. The link in it was to a … Continue reading

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I cannot teach him; the boy has no patience

This post is mainly for my brother, ‘Big M’. Its aim is to highlight a post I wrote in 2007, one about using pattern recognition to remember credit card personal identification numbers, a subject that came up in our meeting … Continue reading

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