When might war be considered as justified? some ideas from past
misuse and corruption in science
How science, industry and government corrupt and distort scientific results
for their own financial or professional gain.
the anthropic principle,
or what if the universe was not the way it is
Looking at the wonder of how life on Earth, and even the Earth itself,
manages to exist in the context of physics; and how critically it fits
related to memory
Humans are highly suggestable, and memory is very unreliable.
is memory, or intelligence? Incautious claims of ‘IQ’ genes
Caution is advocated when discussing these terms as they are often,
and widely, misunderstood. Analysis and discussion of an article from
the New Scientist, with commentary on our current actual knowledge
of memory and, so, of intelligence.
| memory, paranoia and paradigms
This document bears on decisions regarding the organisation and running
of society, and in the manner in which the young are educated.
|on attention and concentration
How memories are selective, and depend greatly on which incidents are noticed and recognised.
citizens’ relationship to the state
people power and the power of civil disobedience
illustrating independent civil actions that often
result in government being overthrown and changed
|authoritarianism and liberty
Introductory document to the logic of human organisations,
clarifying definitions of various (sacred) names in
the discussion of modern Western politics
Including a short glossary of terms widely used by
Islamic fundamentalist elements
the myth of islamic tolerance in al-andalus
Spain under Islamic conquest was not the cosy partnership between Muslims and Christian as now commonly believed.
|socialist religions and sub-cults
fascism is socialism
A supplement to socialist religions briefing document
See also for socialism and peace: the labour party's programme of action, 1934.
|papal encyclicals - some extracts
papal encyclicals and marx - some extracts: on socialism and liberalism
précis of the communist manifesto and extracts from Das Capital
|ends and means and the individual
Study of the glib phrase, “the end justifies the means”
poverty and life expectancy -
Oppression leads to poverty. Poverty leads to earlier
death. Meanwhile socialist dictatorships also murder in bulk.
education to civilisation
the nature of cult recruitment - jihadi bombers
Why and how suicide bombers are recruited, with reflections on how to strengthen society against
‘cocksure young men’
Outlines the problems concerning ‘cocksure’,
often disaffected, young people and their origins,
with discussion on some directions to take in starting
to resolve this nuisance growing in society.
humans killing humans
Looking violent behaviour and how much it is inate
and how much it is encouraged and reinforced by
others, including modern media.
understanding a species under stress
Short briefing document that outlines origins of
stressful situations and its bearing on the growth
and decline of populations and on conflict.
laying the foundations for sound education
understanding the current political world
Putting together apparently disparate current events
in a coherent fashion helps to explain why our leaders
are taking particular, sometimes unpopular, actions.
|citizen’s wage, with commentary on the misconstruing of property,
ownership and subsidy
On citizen's wage or the common wealth dividend, with discussion on false ideas of ownership and on heritage or patrimony.
|speech by Richard Nixon on guaranteed income - a citizen's wage
A subsidiary document to Citizen’s wage.
establishment interference with civil liberties during
the 20th century: Rule 18B and 18B(1a), the example
of Diana and Oswald Mosley
|Oswald Mosley, Britain’s very own national socialist
|Supporting resources for other briefing documents
that analyse dysfunctional social, or group, behaviour
in modern society.
of the communist manifesto and extracts from Das Capital
encyclicals and Marx - some extracts: on socialism and liberalism
corporate corruption, politics and the law
From a recognised expert on intelligence, what left-handers do, compared to right-handers.
comparison between international health services
Given the current  debate over various forms
of health care, abelard makes a dispassionate investigation
on several different systems, their benefits and disadvantages.
mortality and longevity statistics
Why infant mortality and longevity statistics are
not useful indicators of health systems.
|on flu pandemics
What happened during the 1918 flu pandemic? Are we
in for something similar now? How flu acts. With some
The reliability of vaccines; treatment risks and benefits;
cervical cancer vaccines, cervarix and gardasil; on
Finding your way more easily through the jargon-loaded
sources on the area of immunology.