May 26

If you want to understand the human condition there are a range of options; you can consult psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, jurists, theologians, ethicists, politicians, journalists, psychiatrists, economists, mothers, fathers and the guy next to you in the pub. For my money though, you would be best served by consulting a humorist like Terry PratchettW. More...

May 19

As I write, the American President is castigating an oil company over the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. This is what politicians do because they and the people they represent refuse to accept that life in general and engineering in particular is inherently risky. This appears to be a relatively new social phenomenon. More...