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Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Steel producer, Tata, has announced that they intend to stop steel making in the UK including Port Talbot in south Wales. 15,000 people are in danger of losing their jobs but more importantly a whole chunk of the Country will lose what remained of its soul after the closure of the coal fields. It will also have a major effect on subsidiary services leading to possibly more unemployment.
There are calls for the Government to reNationalise the industry in the same way they did the Banks but have they the appetite to 'bail' out a community that traditionally votes for the socialists? There must be a temptation to teach them a lesson: voting Labour doesn't pay. However, the fact remains that the UK will always need finished steel products and will need to be self reliant. It is one of the core industries, necessary for the security of the Country and one that shouldn't be contracted out to foreign (and possibly, in the future, hostile,) competitors.
If the steel industry is rescued in part or whole, then the employees will become public servants, they will take the peoples' shilling, and the unions will then have the same status as those in charge of the junior doctors and school teachers. They will feel life is a lot easier dealing with 'soft' ministries rather than hardened industrial negotiators. Will they, too, want to flex their muscles by blackmailing the taxpayers of the UK with threats of industrial action if they do not get their way. At least they don't risk the embarrassment of LOSING their image of professionalism unlike the junior doctors and schoolteachers who are now threatening to unite in their demands against the taxpayers of the UK. This despite there being no risk of losing their jobs, comparatively good working conditions and the certainty of a decent pension when they retire. People who work in the public sector should never strike; if they don't like their deal they should maintain their dignity and resign.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

An unholy alliance

The priestly classes will tell you that everything that can be learnt is already known, that 'there is nothing new under the Sun'. The Bible or the Qu'ran contain the answer to everything; it just needs to be uncovered because, for some reason, not all the messages are obvious. Indeed the book of Revelation insists that if anyone presumed to add or subtract information they would see hell. The followers of Islam tell us that their Holy Book makes all other books superfluous. They argue that all other books either agree or disagree with the Qu'ran but either way they are irrelevant and should be burnt.

Science, on the other hand, tells us that with the Big Bang all space and time was created. The universe contains the totality of all information, requiring us only to interpret it. It strikes me that both stances amount to the same thing and we have an unholy alliance between those who advocate Faith and those who demand empiricism.

The trouble is that both are leading humanity down a cul de sac of ignorance. 100 years of the Big Bang has not delivered the Theory of Everything and religion has led followers to to be more violent towards each other resulting in discord amongst the nations and hatred amongst the people. It's time for a new approach. It's time for Spiritual Man and the Davies Hypothesis. My idea that the universe is still being created and that coalescence with other universes occurs means that there is no limit on possible information being made available. Surely this makes more sense!

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Yesterday in a bizarre coincidence, the BBC aired a program on the Big Bang whilst the Islamic forces of evil were bombing Brussels. It seems we never learn.

Monday, 21 March 2016

An alternative Easter story

The bedrock of the Christian faiths is the death on the cross and subsequent Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. But is there an alternative narrative? Is it possible that hundreds of millions of believers have been the victims of an elaborate hoax.
See my Youtube video by clicking on the link below.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

ISIL. State of the Nation report.

Abdul (not his real name) is reporting in Al-Raqqah, Syria, to the self-styled Caliph on the state of Jihad being waged on behalf of ISIL.

Caliph: Well Abdul, tell me how our gloriously brave fighters are doing, God willing, in the various theatres of war.
Abdul: I'm sorry to report your Caliphness that we are in retreat everywhere. Indeed I don't know how long we can hold out here in Raqqa.
Caliph: But how can this be? At Friday prayers I heard nothing of defeat. What about Iraq?
Abdul: We have lost ground there to the Iraqi army and the Kurds to the North. We will never take Baghdad and the men are losing heart and deserting.
Caliph: (fuming). Dogs; the lot of them. All deserters must be beheaded,  Abdul. Are you clear on this. What about Libya?
Abdul: Slightly better news there, God be praised. Our people are taking advantage of the political vacuum in Tripoli and Benghazi and are pushing into Tunisia as opportunity arises.
Caliph: Ah! Good. Soon we will be knocking on the doors of Al-Andalus, taking back the lands, rightly ours until those medddling infidels, the Catholic Monarchs, kicked us out.
Abdul: Why did Allah permit it, your holiness?
Caliph: For the same reason he allowed our defeat to the Meccans at Uhud. God was testing the prophet, peace be upon him, then and he is testing us now. Did you learn nothing at the madrasa, Abdul?
Abdul: We are taking the battle to Paris and Brussels, your highness, but the outrages have been limited and not always successful. They have captured, alive, one of our warriors in Brussels.
Caliph: Why is this? Isn't it the case that nobody can overcome the holy jihad of our forces. Isn't it the case that every Muslim fighter is worth fifty infidels? Why did this man allow himself to be taken alive? Have him killed before he talks.
Abdul: The security forces are thwarting our plans for mindless destruction at every turn your majesty. We haven't scored in London yet but we have reached further north in France than the Umayyads achieved.
Caliph: Piffle! This is a disappointing report, Abdul. I'm sure I don't need to remind you of the consequences of failure.
Abdul: Tell me why is it, your excellency, that when we have success, God is with us, but when we lose He is 'testing us'. Does it ever dawn on Muslims that maybe there isn't a God at all?
Caliph: I'm disappointed in you, Abdul. Did the brainwashing not work? You cannot ask that question.....Guards take him away and behead the infidel.
Abdul: (Being dragged away). But tell me, your most compassionate, how do we know the difference between an invisible and mythological god?

Today, most of the world's extreme violence is due to followers of Islam. In the past the guilty were Jews and Christians, slaying hundreds of thousands of people accused of 'heresy'. The religious priestly class ruled the world then, as now, by fear; fear of violent retribution; fear of eternal post mortem hell.

Will the earth only achieve real peace when the Abrahamic religions renounce God and adopt more humanist philosophies?

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The dream of immortality

Russian oligarch, Dmitry Itskov, dreams of his own immortality as explained in the BBC's Horizon programme. His idea is that human beings will one day be able to upload a person's mind to a computer and until that time his brain will be frozen in time. Scientists, he claims, have found a drug which will preserve his mind intact until that time.
The idea has divided scientists; some believe that it is impossible whilst others, particularly in the field of robotics, see possibilities.
My message to Mr. Itskov is that immortality already exists naturally through procreation. All he has to do is pass on his DNA to his children. It is my contention that character or soul is passed on by this means according to, on the one hand, the whim of nature and on the other, the accident of the time of conception. This latter ties the 'uploaded' character of an embryo to lunar cycles. You can see my arguments by watching my videos, The Davies Hypothesis on youtube.

In this blog, see: here
I give an example of a person's character being made manifest in a later generation.