Dating Websites – A Fundamental Flaw

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

Declining Civil Liberties; Necessary and Inevitable

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

Migration – A Genetic Benefit

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

Don’t Rely on the Individual to Save the Planet!

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!

The Middle Classes – How Nice are We!

There’s a lot of people that won’t admit it; there’s a lot of people who aren’t comfortable with the idea; there’s a lot of people who don’t think they truly belong, there’s a lot of people who even refuse to accept the social distinction. I’m referring to the existence of the middle classes. Class – … Continue reading The Middle Classes – How Nice are We!

The Mathematics of Genetic Success

Of all the factors that account for the existence of humankind the most significant is that of luck. We have been fortunate to have chosen the genetic pathways to get us where we are today. They have ensured our survival and our undeniable success as a species. There is a saying, “you make your own … Continue reading The Mathematics of Genetic Success

Society and its Miscreants

There have always been individuals who break the law. As a society we have struggled with these people in terms of deciding how best to deal with them. Should they be punished, or should we seek to rehabilitate them? How tough should our response to their misbehaviour be? The starting point in understanding society’s relationship … Continue reading Society and its Miscreants