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The media just don't get science!

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1660 days ago
The media in the UK simply do not understand science or engineering. Our lives and the world have been transformed by developments in science and engineering, and nearly always for the better. The rate at which this transformation is happening is astounding and accelerating every year. Human achievement in this area is magnificent, something we should be truly proud of. But our media are staffed and managed by people with largely humanities backgrounds who have little understanding of, or intere...

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Why are Americans so insular and who cares?

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1660 days ago
Yes, it's a stereotype but that doesn't mean it's not true. The majority of Americans have never been outside of the US and have little interest in the world outside of their borders. There are many well-educated, articulate, widely travelled Americans who have a deep understanding of international affairs. And then there's the majority - poorly educated, never travelled internationally, and think America is God's chosen country so everyone else can go to hell (and they proba...

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The top priorities for politicians and executives?

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1658 days ago
What are the top priorities for politicians in all democracies? 1. Get re-elected at the next election. 2. Get my party re-elected at the next election. 3. Prepare a career and cash pot for when I am no longer elected.  ... 999. Deal with the major issues in the country and the world. What are the top priorities for all executives in global businesses (some of which are bigger than many national economies)?   1. Maximize return to self. 2. Maximize return to ...

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I've got nothing against Will Gompertz ...

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1638 days ago
I've got nothing against Will Gompertz. In fact he has to be admired. Every day, our Will finds a fine arts item so compelling that it just has to be shown on the BBC's flagship news programme, News at 10. And it usually seems to last around 5 minutes! Now, I know the creative arts are thriving in this country, and that lots of interesting things are happening, but the world is going to hell and there's actually quite a lot of important things that could be reported and aren't...