The joys and tribulations of dissonance

Ever wondered why people cling adamantly to their point of view even when all evidence points to it being misguided or that it’s consequences will be catastrophic? They invariably have a vested interest in maintaining their view. That interest may be financial, cynically so for those who visibly plunder the world for their personal short-term gain believing they can escape the longer-term consequences.… Read more

Living untethered from reality

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For all it’s painful consequences, Covid 19 has revealed startling things about society. One is our relationship to experts and how their discourse is used in stories people tell. It raises questions about the misuse of opinions given as facts. This untethering from ‘reality’ could have dire consequences.… Read more

Gender astride the Channel

When you meet someone in the street in a French-speaking country, it is polite to address the person by saying “Bonjour Monsieur” or “Bonjour Madame”. This entails two things. Firstly, you need to identify whether it is a man or a woman.… Read more