THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE ….

Founded in 1826, ‘The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’, (mainly through the ministrations of  Lord Henry Peter Brougham ) despite being overlooked and largely forgotten by history, has been experiencing something of a Renaissance over the last few years, and in a not totally unexpected manner. I very much doubt that many people today, [even some of the Outlaw’s regular readers] will have even heard of the SDUK, let alone have a working knowledge of it’s original aims […]

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NOT A BALL ….

I have always worked to the adage that the shortest distance between any two given points, is a straight line …. And the simplest explanation is very often the closest to the truth. So with that uppermost in my mind, whenever I approach a problem or need to find the answers to a question, I tend to look for the most obvious solution which can be reached using the most direct route. In the scientific world, however, the rule of […]

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