A few weeks ago I posted a short survey via my Facebook page, asking readers to answer some questions relating to animal life and death. The idea was to test a few hypotheses I had been playing with relating to the different values we place on animal life. The main focus being that certain animals are valued far more highly in our society than others. The results of my survey can be found below. I will hold off on my comments for now, as I’m interested to see how people react… Continue reading
I read with great interest today that Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, has claimed that AI will replace teachers in schools in the near future. As you might expect, the various media outlets have been inundated with comments from members of the public decrying there merest hint that that a machine could do a human job.
But is it really such a far-fetched idea? Continue reading
In the final part of my three-part blog series, I consider performance in sport and the curious case of Caster Semenya – the female athlete who may have to take performance-reducing drugs in order to limit her performance. Continue reading
In the second part of my three-part blog series, I discuss the Olympic myth, and the way we view nationhood and sporting success. Continue reading
In the first instalment of a three-part blog series on the world of sport, I look at some of the issues surrounding the Olympic movement, and in particular the question of ‘performance enhancing drugs’. Continue reading