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

The Story So Far … Repetitive Television

What do we think of repetitious television programmes? I don’t mean the showing of repeats; I mean those programmes that, after an advert break, repeat what they have already told you. They insist on giving you “the story so far”. Why do they do that? Do they think that we’ve forgot what’s already happened?Do they … Continue reading The Story So Far … Repetitive Television

Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?

Here’s a genetic oddity…. Why do we have different blood types? You would think that human blood would be the same all over. It’s a commodity product. It is there to do a job. It dispenses nutrients through the body, it delivers oxygen and takes away carbon dioxide, it staves off infections and it carries … Continue reading Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?

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

Password Ease v’s Password Security

Everything we do seems to require a password. They are the gateway to the on-line world. And yet, given that they are also the access point for bank accounts, personal details and private correspondence, we probably don’t treat passwords with the seriousness we should. Most people’s choice of password is governed by the ease with … Continue reading Password Ease v’s Password Security