January 25th, 2015



Imagine a world in which intellectual honesty was the most prized virtue and people felt bound to qualify even their most confident assertions.

For example...

"Allahu Akhbar- or so we've been told."

"God, supposing he exists, is with us."

"There is no alternative- except, of course, for the one being put forward by my opponents."

There'd be a lot less killing, I think.


I did my Big Garden Birdwatch for the RSPB at lunchtime and scored-

4 Blackbirds
1 Blue Tit
1 Dunnock
2 Great Tits
4 Long-tailed Tits
1 Magpie
1 Robin
1 Wood Pigeon