Essex Covid Data: Quick update

My previous post about Essex covid data generated a bit of discussion. In particular, the key question seems to be: why do the hospital admissions seem to go up 7-14 days after the case numbers go up? It struck me yesterday that there’s a simple and straightforward answer: people who have symptoms get tested. In […]

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Introducing Friend Zone

I’ve been working on a new website for the last few weeks called Friend Zone. The idea has been brewing for a while now, but it’s something which I’ve only felt able to put into practice recently. Here’s a video of me explaining what the site is about: Why don’t you take a look?

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Cathy Warwick and Pro-Choice Logic

Cathy Warwick has been in the news lately – she signed the Royal College of Midwives up to support a legal campaign for the removal of abortion limits in the UK. (Currently, if a woman undergoes an abortion outside of the law, it is a criminal offence.) This would effectively allow abortion to happen up until […]

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Transgender and the new reality

  Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen it to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.The argument goes something like this: “I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof […]

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Gay marriage and the power of stories

Although same-sex marriage has been legal in the UK now for nearly a year, I still think it’s worth reflecting on the road which brought us to where we are. In fact, I think it’s probably good to reflect on what happened with the benefit of hindsight. One thing which is clearer to me now than […]

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