Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

Three great dramas of the C20th

Within this linked post, via the boys, is this text: Hitchens argued that Orwell was an intellectual of such tremendous consequence because he got the “three great dramas” of the 20th century right. I’ll not make comment at this stage, but rather…

Land speed record attempts

October 15th, 1997: Both Thrust SSC and Thrust2 are displayed at the Coventry Transport Museum. There’s just been a new drive on November 18th, 2019, by the same driver in Bloodhound LSR – reaching 628 mph in testing: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motorsport/bloodhound-lsr-reaches-628mph-testing-concludes Here’s…

Dazed and confused

Over the period of a decade and a half or so, one builds up quite a knowledge base and like Newton, slowly discovers how little we knew, particularly after cross-referencing. We also see truisms constantly underscored, for example about the…