Today the Royal Society, Blighty's pre-eminent boffinry institution, has issued its "state of the nation" report into science education in the UK – and it doesn't make encouraging reading.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Important 2 page read for parents with children preparing for A levels (or choosing a high school).
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Page 2 is the best. This interview with Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore is not the astronomer.
We do not have a problem growing enough food today. We have a distribution issue, and poverty – but if they could distribute it better there'd be no problem providing it. Then there are issues of corruption and civil disorder, wars, that prevent the food getting through sometimes.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Religion teaches obedience to laws which are important to society but unenforceable.
[Transcript http://newsroom.lds.org/article/interview-with-elder-dallin-h-oaks-regarding-chapman-university-speech-on-religious-freedomhttp://newsroom.lds.org/article/interview-with-elder-dallin-h-oaks-regarding-chapman-university-speech-on-religious-freedom]In a landmark address today to the Chapman University School of Law, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints affirmed the importance of the free exercise of religion and called for people to work together to protect this First Amendment right. “It is imperative that those of us who believe in God and in the reality of right and wrong unite more effectively to protect our religious freedom to preach and practice our faith in God,” he said.