Last year I was given a beehive and some bees for a birthday present. This year I’ve realised that there’s a lot more to keeping bees than I thought: the biggest problem facing me being one of simple statistics: The probability of a beehive collapsing The probability of a bee swarm To put it simply: […]
After my experience in UKIP, I’ve realised that there are huge issues with all the present political parties as none of them represent my views. So, I was wondering what a political party would look like if it had a manifesto with all the changes I would like to see happen. Hence this list:- Citizens […]
It is said, that if you navigate a super-tanker, that you need to think miles ahead because of the time it takes the super-tanker to respond. Likewise, government is a bit dim-witted and ideas tend to get absorbed more in a process similar to osmosis than any rational thought process. So, I have always used […]
It’s traditional at this time to write some pointless diatribe about crucifixion, why the Xes shouldn’t be in Xmas, 666, the Holy grail and much more, so I thought I would join in and try my luck. And as Jesus happens to be one of my heroes, it’s perhaps time I spoke up for the […]
It is often claimed that “Eskimos have hundreds of words for snow”, but I wondered whether this is true or if there were more Scottish words for rain. First, the truth about the Eskimo or Inuit: David Robson, New Scientist 2896, December 18 2012, Are there really 50 Eskimo words for snow? “Yet Igor Krupnik, […]
I’ve come across this video by chance. It breaks the known principles of science so it must be wrong, but I’m scratching my head trying to work out how to make it fit in with what I know. Have a look and please tell me what you think.
I am going to take the highly unusual step (for me) of defending an academic against a blog post on Bishop hill. The issue at stake is carbon 14 dating as used by archaeologists to derive dates. And as I’m an amateur archaeologist I will declare I have an interest. As carbon 14 is one […]
I was watching the prelude to Planet of the Apes and admiring how chimps which as far as I could see had never seen a lock after being given the “intelligence virus”, could suddenly because they are now intelligent, could understand how a lock worked and pick it. I know how to pick a lock […]
A long time ago animals were divided into “mammals” and “reptiles” from Latin repere “to crawl, creep”. Reptiles were the cold blooded, scaly creatures who lurked in cold water laid eggs and were basically “not nice” like fluffy furry mammals. Then along came James Cooke, the discovery of Australia and with it the Platypus an […]
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