The Question of Euthanasia; too Tricky?

I will be honest from the start; I support voluntary euthanasia. That said, I am not interested in writing a polemic on the subject. I cannot see too many people being interested in that approach. I want to write a serious book that looks at euthanasia in the form of a consideration of the arguments both for and against. Obviously, I will be tending towards one side rather than the other, but my plan is to do so sympathetically. It will not be a tub beating exercise.

Coronavirus and Me

On February 14 I posted that I would not be posting for awhile due to going travelling again. I had only intended to be absent for 2 weeks, but life got in the way as it usually does; I was exposed to the Coronavirus. A 14-day self-isolation followed. During this time, I did not feel … Continue reading Coronavirus and Me

Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2, its Role in Climate Change

In my last post on this subject, Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2 its Role in the Atmosphere, I alluded to some problems I had with understanding how CO2 works in climate change. I have decided to explore these here. To do this I am going to have to assert some facts as I understand them. … Continue reading Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2, its Role in Climate Change

Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2, its Role in the Atmosphere

Following on from my previous post, Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2, I will now look at how this molecule functions in the earth’s atmosphere. It is generally identified as a greenhouse gas contributing to the greenhouse effect. In this role CO2 has been represented as being a harmful substance that causes global warming. To understand … Continue reading Understanding Carbon Dioxide – CO2, its Role in the Atmosphere

The Science of Time Travel and the Implications of Killing People before they were Born

I wanted to write a story in which people mixed with dinosaurs. Seeing as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had the idea of a lost world and Michael Chrichton had the idea of using recovered dinosaur DNA first, it really left me no alternative but to send my characters back in time. Yes, I was going … Continue reading The Science of Time Travel and the Implications of Killing People before they were Born

A Brief History of the Earth and its Climate – Part Four

After the reign of the dinosaurs throughout the Mesozoic Era the age of mammals arrives with the Paleogen Period of the Cenozoic Era. The first grasses appear, along with placental mammals. Orogrny, mountain building, starts in Laramidia, the western half of North America, resulting in the formation of the Rocky Mountains. Volcanic eruptions lessen. India … Continue reading A Brief History of the Earth and its Climate – Part Four

A Brief History of the Earth and its Climate – Part Three

The Permian Period ended with an increase in the Earth’s temperature following the end of the Karoo Ice Age and the forming of the single supercontinent of Pangea. The Triassic Period, the first of the three geological periods that make up the Mesozoic Era, begins with a period of recovery. There is no polar ice, … Continue reading A Brief History of the Earth and its Climate – Part Three