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Mark Selby
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Last year I posted an article on The Unfairness of Measuring Teaching Performance concerning anonymous student comments that said that the teacher was “too old“.  An article published on the online site Phys.org [1] found that male teachers were most…
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Charlie Gray (? – 1861 ) is the forgotten man of the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860. Burke and Wills are credited with the first crossing of Australia from south to north and then south to Cooper’s Creek [1] again. That they were accompanied by John…
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Careful to Whom You Hand the Keys for Encryption: This article is important in that the Labor Party has said that they'll review Australia's new encryption laws when parliament resumes next Monday 12/2/19.

The Kingswood! You’re not taking the Kingswood, I’ve just shampooed the dipstick! — Ted Bullpit, Kingwood Country (TV series 1980-4) Most Australians are very cautious about whom they hand their car keys to. In that regard, they’re still a bit like Ted…
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The fish kills on the Darling River and at Menindee Lakes in Western NSW have been getting a lot of media attention and feeling both within Australia and from overseas. Politicians, both NSW State and Federal, have been running for cover and blaming the…
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Do I just sit back and allow a portrayal of events that, claim to be scientifically factual, to be made to be made into a feature movie, when I know, and can show by basic chemistry and toxicology, that the events portrayed are wrong? If you’ve followed…
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When I started writing the the Dossier at the end of July, I was still dealing with issues around job loss and finding a new direction. I wrote about some of this in the article: Job Loss and Sense of Purpose, getting that of my chest was a positve step…
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It is the very error of the moon; She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad. William Shakespeare – Othello This post is about the recent book Artemis (2017) by Andy Weir which is a novel set on the first permanent Moon station.…
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No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. – Jacob Bronowski In Part 1 the question was asked about how the system of Science could become dystopian? We looked at one way that that could occur through capture by…
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Well, maybe there’s a God above But all I’ve ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya – Leonard Cohen from Hallelujah I was with my wife, Linda, at the Coffee Depot Kapsali, Charlotte St, Brisbane CBD [1], yesterday enjoying lunch…
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