Monthly Archives: January 2012

Not About Health

“It’s not about health.” I think I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read those words in describing the reasons for the smoking ban. After all, if you push people out into the cold and wet, you’re not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments

They Just Don’t Know

H/T James Delingpole for an article in the Mail predicting the Thames will freeze over: Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again) …leading … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

Britons Flee Olympics

Surprising article in the Mail: One in ten Britons going OVERSEAS just to avoid the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ hordes of British people will be going to exceptional lengths to stay away from the high profile event. The older generation … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 40 Comments

Rio Buildings Collapse

Occasionally I take a lot of interest in a news story. The buildings that collapsed in Rio de Janeiro’s historic centre last night prompted such interest, because I used to live in Rio many years ago, and my father worked … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Nothing To Report

Nothing to report today, except something I read somewhere today, I have no idea where. A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the accordion, but doesn’t. This connected with something I read somewhere else 20 minutes earlier, again … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Airless Planet Temperature

Some readers may recall that back in June 2010 I tried to build a simple computer simulation model of the Earth and its atmosphere. I started out looking at a square metre on the equator of an airless planet, being … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 14 Comments

Post-Christian Demoralisation

I’ve carried on thinking about Christianity today, and its gradual “denormalisation”. It’s something that’s really been going on for several centuries, and always seems to me to be due to the rise of science. Scientists of one sort or another … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments