Private school values

Private school values

Shore School, an elite Anglican boys-only school in Sydney, has hit the news for very wrong reasons recently. The Year 12 tradition of ‘muck-up day’ has taken a dark turn at Shore this year, with a document surfacing that lays out challenges for the Year 12s,...
Moral morass

Moral morass

Hypocrisy is something most humans have in common, but willful and systematic hypocrisy is still shocking. This is especially true, of course, when it involves real harm to others, as in the church child abuse scandals that have come to light over recent decades. We...
Life everlasting

Life everlasting

UK novelist Susan Ertz famously claimed that “millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon”. Perhaps immortality isn’t all it’s stacked up to be. Nonetheless, it seems one among us has more or less achieved...
Stealing the future

Stealing the future

Atlassian entrepreneur Scott Farquhar was the subject of a recent Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery program. He and his business partner Mike Cannon-Brooks and their wives are politically and socially engaged, using their tech-derived wealth to invest in projects like...
On the origin of values

On the origin of values

Andrew Walker reflects on evolution and the genesis of human values. I find it interesting that any talk of evolution seems to have a human value ascribed to it as illustrated by statements such as this: the only criterion is survival of the species. In actuality...