Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Pepperian approach to tackling the English riots

Most commentators ask, “What’s the cause of the recent looting, arson, property damage and murders, in England?”.   Some go further and ask for a public inquiry.  Others also say, “Punish the offenders as harshly as possible to teach them the … Continue reading

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Science as a metaphor

The word ‘science’ is increasingly used, by the ignorant, to imply precision, objectivity, infallible authority, and to immutable truths and  self-evident principles. However, the etymology of the word ‘science’ is ‘knowledge’. In its strong form ‘science’ means knowledge gained not … Continue reading

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