Too bad for the kids

 What I can’t understand is why it is when the scientists are now telling us virtually unanimously that climate change is man made, and if we don’t deal decisively with it our unfortunate children will inherit an earth so...

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Climate Paris has made the situation worse, not better

 Unfortunately the climate conference in Paris has, if anything, made the situation worse rather than better.   It has engendered an atmosphere of complacency and self-congratulation, and vague well-wishing rather than firm and immediate binding commitments, which is the very...

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Mathematics is erotic and almost God.

Because Galileo was the first great experimentalist in the history of science people often think of him as if he had the mentality of a research student at MIT or Imperial.  He didn’t.  He was above all things a...

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