Archive for the 'General'

God, Darwin and Spinoza
People often ask me if I believe in God, and my honest answer is always: ‘It depends what you understand by the word “God”’. This word probably means something different for every person who professes such a belief,... read more
Probation
Recently Ahed Tamimi was released from prison, after eight months. Apparently Israeli soldiers are cry-babies. Shame, a little Palestinian girl slapped an Israeli soldier, and was imprisoned for doing so. That doesn’t say... read more
So what exactly DID happen?
A thought for the day: When the First World War ground to a halt exactly 100 years ago, Germany was heavily penalised financially. Financial reparations to the Allies were set at 369-billion gold marks, equivalent to about 96 000... read more
Climate change and the long walk back to ourselves
By Garret Barnwell The taps will run dry, fires will rage, new diseases will emerge and the weather will run an increasingly unpredictable gambit. This is what you likely have heard of the future in the era of climate change.... read more