In the USA, it is, I understand, a great insult to call a member of the fair sex a “Tub of Lard”. So folks from across the Pond may do a slight double-take when they read
William Macaulay, in a review (1839) about the recently-published book by William Gladstone, The State in its Relations with the Church, wrote:
Mr Gladstone conceives that the duties of government are paternal; a doctrine which we shall not believe till he can show us some government which loves its subjects as a father loves his children, and which is as superior to its subjects in intelligence as a father to his child.
For the last two days we have had our BBC television naturalist Chris Packham presenting us with “Nature’s Weirdest Events”. Here are my three favourites from this session.
As some of you are aware, I am a fan of the writings of G.K.Chesterton.
In 1903, in an essay The Return of the Angels
, he came out with this surprising statement:
One nice features of Science 2.0 is the way it links to Science Codex
and Real Clear Science
. The latter of these sometimes directs me to a journal called The Atlantic
, in which I readWhat Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.