Month: October 2014

  • Farewell Gough Whitlam – an intellectual giant

    Farewell Gough Whitlam – an intellectual giant

    Gough Whitlam: 11 July 1916 – 21 October 2014   Yesterday Gough Whitlam died at the age of 98. I listened to our local ABC radio station (702) all day, as the anecdotes and eulogies flooded in from listeners, friends and colleagues. It was a rollercoaster ride of happiness and sadness. I had lived through perhaps the greatest…

  • Show me the Science

    Show me the Science

    When was the last time you read a book about science? Or listened to a science program or science podcast? Or watched a TV program about science? Science is perhaps the most important influence in shaping our world and our lives. It’s not just physics and chemistry either; it covers Natural Science, Social Sciences, Formal…