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Economical with the truth

August 25, 2019 - 10:14 -- Admin

Porteous, the Catholic Archbishop of Hobart, has written an article in Murdoch’s
The Australian (where else?) entitled ‘Protect our religious freedom, for
goodness sake’1. He begins with an exposition of the history of the 1948
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and includes the content of Article 18 in
his essay2. This Article states: “Everyone has the right to freedom

The origin of life

August 23, 2019 - 13:33 -- Admin

Working out when life
on Earth started has always been difficult because the Earth is constantly
recycling, albeit slowly, the rocks in its crust. As a consequence, the older
the rocks are, the less likely they are to have survived intact, and these are
the rocks in which fossils of the earliest life would be likely to be
preserved. Currently, the oldest known fossils are from Greenland and are dated

Turning a large fortune into a small one

August 19, 2019 - 09:00 -- Admin

It is suspected that
the Morrison government will spend our money to keep the archaic Liddell
coal-fired power station open or even to build a coal-fired power station1.
This, as any climate scientist will tell you is vandalism, and as any economist
will tell you is a ludicrously poor investment. However, for the government,
these are of no concern. Not only does the government deny climate science, but

Climate inertia

August 15, 2019 - 07:51 -- Admin

Most people tend to
think of inertia as applying to something at rest or stationary, such as a
person on a couch. However, it also applies to bodies in motion. In physics,
the term inertia refers to the resistance of any object to any change in its
velocity. A body will stay stationary or will continue moving in a straight
line at a constant speed unless a force acts on it. Isaac Newton clearly

The Liberal Party always blames others

August 10, 2019 - 10:24 -- Admin

Ludicrously, the
shifty member for Goldstein, Tim Wilson, who used taxpayers’ money in campaigning
against Labor’s franking credit refund policy1, is the chair of the
government’s economics committee. He has now come out and blamed the Reserve
Bank of Australia (RBA) for not stimulating the economy sufficiently2.
The RBA’s duty is “to contribute to the stability of the currency, full