What is metaphysics?

It isn’t easy to provide a simple definition of Metaphysics; partly due to the conflicting definitions from rival schools of philosophy (from Plato to Confucius to David Hume) but mostly due to the fact that Metaphysics attempts to answer fundamental … Continue reading

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Is obesity really decided by genetics?

As a common disease in the UK, obesity is likely to lead to other diseases such as heart disease. It also has economical implications including the cost to employers, the National Health Service (NHS) and the government. A simple description … Continue reading

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What is out there? The expected and unexpected matters

When you look up through a clear sky on a dark night you may wonder what is out there apart from the stars and the moon.  However, this is not an easy question to answer, even for a scientist.  So far, … Continue reading

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The Future of Political Broadcasting

BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson, was interested in political journalism from the age of eight.  He joined the BBC in 1986 and worked as ITN political editor before returning to BBC in 2005. In this audio podcast, he discusses reporting … Continue reading

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