What Do We Know?

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

[Picture of St Jerome in his Study 1480]IT is a misconception that as one ages one becomes more wise; for it seems to me that as I get older many things I have held as truths are actually false.

I’m not merely talking about Santa Claus, Mohammed or Jesus — I am talking about so much more.  And I am not alone; it seems that there is enough misinformation out there to make a as many as seven series of Stephen Fry’s television programme, “QI” — which deals exclusively in misconceptions. Read the rest of this entry »

Where Is the Quality?

Monday, 1 October 2007

[Picture of Winston Churchill]WE LIVE IN A BLAND WORLD. Devoid of personality, free from character and lacking in wit.

We have created a world of political correctness, of feminine sidedness and equality, an irrational and fundamentally dishonest world. A good question would be “why?” — but I suppose no-one is allowed to ask that! Read the rest of this entry »

Why Politicians are Not Good for Us

Thursday, 12 April 2007

[Picture of Black Rod]POLITICIAN is a job title; it is paid employment.

And who pays the politician’s wages and expenses? — That’s right, WE DO.

So what does the job entail? In other words, what do we get for our money?

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Why The Car is Best

Thursday, 8 March 2007

[Picture of off road car]THE car is not perfect, but it is still the best. It really is — and to deny this simple truth can only lead to unhappiness. Facts are facts, and facts have to be faced. What I shall attempt to do here is explain for the record why the car is best (as completely as I possibly can). Read the rest of this entry »

How Words Manipulate

Friday, 5 January 2007

[Picture of The USA’s FBI Anti-Piracy logo]WORDS are abused these days – or perhaps I should state that we are being subliminally influenced by words chosen to secretly manipulate us.

To be clear, I am discussing the notion of copyright.

Everywhere today we see: “Piracy“… Read the rest of this entry »