We are not only in a post-truth world, we are at risk of being in a post-knowledge world. In the fast and complex world, the rush to express opinion is leading to a loss of rigor and a disappearance of fact.
Once I had intended to write a novel, a fictional series in the fantasy and science fiction genres, that I had planned to call ‘Infinite Enigma’. The premise was that somewhere in the universe(s), a war was raging. One character had the power of creating life, bringing forward beings from bacteria to dragons, that once…
We’re flattening the curve in Australia! So what happens next? Probably a question everyone is grappling with. Well this isn’t science, I have nothing to add that isn’t covered in so many other places, but it is a logical progression, at least based on the evidence currently doing the rounds. What does it mean?
Welcome to the Twenties, time to change the story? The Roaring Twenties were a decade of social change sandwiched between the devastation of the Great War and the Great Depression of the 1930’s. People flouted prohibition, celebrated enjoyment, and there were enormous changes in art, design, music, architecture, society and personal freedom.