Hear no evil, see no evil

There are some who for whatever reason seem determined to have no eyes to see and no ears to hear. It is time to see and time to hear. ...

Tame Russian Foxes

And this is how evolution works. What the researchers did was determine on the basis of a characteristic of the individual whether or not it would be allowed to reproduce. Because the environmental selection process changed, so did the foxes,...

Why Islam is so dangerous

Islam is dangerous. Here in the West, it seems that most people are incapable of appreciating the seriousness of that threat. It is as though centuries of religious tolerance, secularism and even outright disbelief have rendered many incapable of a...

Scribbles 82: The Race

'No pain, no gain,' is an oft repeated maxim. Indeed, it has probably achieved the status of a belief. Certainly, Charlie believed it with all his heart and all his soul. He just knew. Anyhow, this is the story of how he acquired the sobriquet, No...

Life is sacred

Here is a thought from your Dudeist priest or minister or whatever. The subject for today is the sanctity of life. Life is sacred. It is a simple idea and one which I find axiomatic. It is also an idea that has wide appeal. Indeed, it is hard to...

That was the week

This week has been something of a week for rebellions, living up to national stereotypes and own goals. There must have been something in the air. We saw quite a bit on this in the esoteric and rarefied atmosphere that is the pinnacle of...

Euthanasia

I am, to say the least, feeling rather upset right now. In fact, it is difficult to type for the tears. You see just a few hours ago, I had a vet give my cat a lethal injection. I say my cat merely to indicate the existence of a relationship: she was...

Climate Change: the consensus

We are often told in relation to the Climate Change catastrophe that 'the science is settled', and that there is an 'overwhelming consensus of scientific opinion'. So here are a couple of questions: How many scientists were actively involved in...

Religulous

I do not know if you have seen Bill Maher's film, 'Religuous'. He says of it that he hopes it will make people laugh. And it is funny - assuming that you do not hold that the sacred scriptures are true. Basically, Bill asks the questions...

Niger: we need the money now!

Oxfam and Save the Children are demanding ten million dollars, now. Niger, a military dictatorship, located on the south of the Sahara, has again experienced a drought. The aid charities are warning that millions are in danger of malnutrition...

How do you do that?

I guess some people must have a special talent or maybe it is a skill. I do not know which it might be. Indeed, maybe it is not a talent or skill, maybe it is a personal quality. Whatever it maybe, some people have it and religious people seem to have...

So smart, so stupid

What a piece of worke is a man! how Noble in Reason? how infinite in faculty? in forme and mouing how expresse and admirable? in Action, how like an Angel? in apprehension, how like a God? the beauty of the world, the Parragon of Animals......

Ionized Water

Ionized water is the current snake oil. Take ordinary tap water, add a load of pseudo-science babble and false claims about health benefits and, hey presto, you can charge a thousand times the cost price. What a racket! This money-maker is being...

FK News

The Chinese have a curse. They say: May you live interesting times. Well, the celebrated photography artist and all round genius, Mr F Knuckle, certainly appears to be living in interesting times. In the past few days we have learnt that the...

Control Freaks Once Again

The control freaks are legion. Their numbers are many and their armies grow and grow. They are found spreading their pernicious influence in all walks of life. Their strident voices drown out all reason and evidence. Theirs are the only voices with a...

Control Freaks

Constantly we are bombarded with people saying do this, do not do that. They have justifications. They say it is for your safety. They say it is for the good of your health. They say it is for the sake of the children. They say all kinds of rubbish. ...

FK News

We can exclusively reveal that the famous Mr F Knuckle is to have his celebrated and award wining art photography showcased in a specially commissioned exhibition at the Tate Modern. In a world exclusive, we can proudly present some of the...

Prayer for the Day

I was listening to Prayer for the Day. Yes, there is no need to sound so surprized, I invariably listen to Prayer for the Day. It is on BBC Radio Four every morning. Anyhow, this Most Reverend guy (his name escapes me at the moment and I cannot be...

Could you do this?

Someone wrote a post expressing the view that it is for the benefit of animals that we must eat meat. They responded indignantly and with dismissive contempt when I pointed out that it involved imprisonment, torture and killing, as though...

May's Mystery

As winter receded, thoughts would turn to the coming May Day celebrations. By time hallowed tradition the clan would all descend on Auntie May's. Not that she was my aunt. This ancient matriarch was my mother's mother's aunt. One would have...

Factory Farming

Someone told me we have to eat meat for the benefit of the animals. Perhaps, we should look at the benefits eating meat confers on those animals.

Meat

I have been told that we have to eat meat for the benefit of all the animals. My claim that this is false and immoral and illogical was dismissed with arrogant contempt. Well, they say, seeing is believing. Here is a tiny insight:

FK News

From an undisclosed location somewhere in the south east of England our correspondent has the latest news on the Queen's stay at the Knuckle residence. It seems that at three in the morning, there was a 'disturbance' at Chateau Knuckle, with police in...