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The media just don't get science!

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1803 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 it's not acceptable for politicians to send their children to private schools.

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1784 days ago
Principles: 1.       Education is a basic right that we are all entitled to. 2.       Access to education should not be related to an ability to pay. 3.       The quality of education provided should be the same for all, regardless of wealth or status. If the quality of education provided by your local state school is, in your view, not acceptable for your children, why should it be acceptable f...

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I demand a right to offend and be offended!

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1803 days ago
In the UK it is illegal to send grossly offensive communications. This applies whether the intended recipient is the subject of the potential offense or not. This is one of the few cases where I think the law should be literally reversed, every word negated and every “illegal” turned into a protected “right”. The problem with classifying “offense” as a crime is that the subject of the crime gets to determine whether they have been subjected to a crime or ...

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If you are bored you need to start actually living

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1777 days ago
I don’t understand people that get bored. If you are regularly bored you need to start actually living. The list of things I have to do is 3 times longer than my calendar would permit and my list of things I want to do is 10 times as long again. I am aware that my hatred of those who get bored is partly due to my jealousy towards the amount of time they feel burdened by that I could use so usefully. Ask yourself when the last time you did something “because you were bored” was...