Whenever I see broadcasts on the news of an inter-governmental conference; whenever I see images of enormous government buildings; whenever I see reports of committee meetings or public enquiries I cringe and wince. Looking beyond the headline, I see an army of politicians, officials and bureaucrats busying themselves and yet, I wonder, what are they … Continue reading Governance Gets Too Much
The greatest threat to humanity is not nuclear obliteration, environmental catastrophe, meteor strike or a contagious virus. The greatest threat to our survival comes from ourselves and our relentless drive to develop and progress the world we live in. Generally, we perceive progress to be good for us. It means that we live longer, that … Continue reading Humanity’s Evolutionary Downfall
How long will it be before we consider murderers as being ill rather than being criminal? How long will it be before we medically treat murderers rather than seeking to punish them? Society’s slippery slope of progressive liberalism that seeks to foster a more tolerant, charitable, humanitarian understanding will, one day, deem that all murderous … Continue reading Murder is Mental?
In a technological age, dating websites are a great resource for finding a prospective partner. In many regards they have become the primary means of engaging in a new relationship. And, it has to be said, there are distinct advantages to using a dating site as opposed to some of the traditional meeting grounds, such … Continue reading Dating Websites – A Fundamental Flaw
We guard our freedoms and rights with great commitment, tenacity and pride. We will fight for them; we will die for them. For many people they are sacrosanct, the bedrock of our individual existence. And yet they are vulnerable and endangered; depleted and diminishing. The reason for this is that we have committed ourselves to … Continue reading Declining Civil Liberties; Necessary and Inevitable
Delving into genetic ancestry it is thought that all Europeans are descendants of Charlemagne – a king from the eighth century who had numerous children, mostly illegitimate ones from his concubines. It seems we’re not so dissimilar after all - we all carry sequences of DNA that match each other even though we may be … Continue reading Migration – A Genetic Benefit
Our genes are the central beings of Nature – the powers that be. We, like all species, are merely vessels for their containment. Our human behaviours are governed by our genes. We live, we procreate and we raise our off-spring on the basis of what is good for our genes. We act on their commands. … Continue reading Society’s Genetic Challenge
“With your nose and my teeth we’re sure to be good together.” It may not be the most inviting of chat up lines and it is perhaps unlikely to sweep a young lady off her feet but that’s the underlying nature of the mating game. This is the reality of the relationships we choose. In … Continue reading For Gene’s Sake
The quality of our environment is fundamental to our long term survival as a species. You would think, therefore, we’d be quite keen to look after it. You’d think that we would want to live in a clean, healthy and a generally “nice” environment. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests not. Like marauding pirates, we have mercilessly … Continue reading Don’t Rely on the Individual to Save the Planet!
I am not one for swearing a lot. In fact, there are some words that I am just not comfortable using. I do swear occasionally but I have to be driven to it either through frustration, mishap or anger. Even then, there are swear words that I am prepared to use and others that I … Continue reading For **** Sake!