The meaning of love

The meaning of love

The meaning of love By Helen Mason I do not think ‘love’ has a meaning of its own. It can mean “I love (or enjoy) chocolates” and it can mean “I feel a love for all mankind”, when it is describing warm and positive feelings. The English Philosopher Hobbes (1588-1679)...
Oh please, the hubris!

Oh please, the hubris!

Oh please, the hubris! By Greg Spearritt For an open, egalitarian democracy which respects the rule of law and human rights, we edge mightily towards the kind of corruption and cronyism we see in outright dictatorships. For a decade we’ve experienced unwarranted...
Ebbing of the tide

Ebbing of the tide

Ebbing of the tide By Greg Spearritt The trend in religion since the first Australian census in 1911 is clear and, to date, has been inexorable. According to the latest census, 39% of us now call ourselves non-religious; 44% call ourselves Christian. For context,...
Hope springs

Hope springs

Hope springs By Greg Spearritt It’s remarkable that a politically stable, relatively progressive country ever evolved from Australia’s brutal colonial beginnings. Even more so, when the naked greed and generally execrable character of many of its founding fathers is...
Two places at once

Two places at once

Two places at once By Greg Spearritt Much as we might sometimes like to do it, we simply can’t physically be in two places at once. Not so, however, for the fundamental particles that make up our universe. It’s long been agreed, on the basis of the double-slit...