Welcome to John August : Permutations

Religion

Sep 21, 2015 |
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Back in 2008, I had an on-line debate with Greg Clarke who was the then-director of the Centre...

May 03, 2015 |
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Trying to get a handle on the diversity of reactions, ideas, the fair and the unfair, the complexity, around Islam.
Aug 17, 2014 |
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I've long had a fascination with this controversial document. Why did it so grab people's attention, and why has that persisted to the current day? Here's my views, derived from a radio debate that I almost participated in.
Jan 13, 2014 |
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The history and ideas of Scientology - through the observations of an SF fan who saw its start, and some obserations of my own.

Jan 13, 2014 |
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I try for a fresh look, trying to engage with all sides - something I hope will be of interest to everyone overwhelmed and bewildered by the Israel debate.

of interest

Image of Halmeg plant, by courtesy of Ryde Library Service
Jan 11, 2014 |
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This article first appeared in The Ryde Recorder, newsletter of the Ryde District Historical Society, back around...

Dec 27, 2015 |
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There's a lot of hype around slowing down, or even reversing aging. Here's my view.
Nov 07, 2015 |
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I hit another vehicle from behind - and proved in court it was the other drivers' fault. And along the way I learnt a lot about the courts, topping up my cynicism tank along the way.
Sep 21, 2015 |
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Back in 2008, I had an on-line debate with Greg Clarke who was the then-director of the Centre for Public Christianity. The subject was just how much influence the...

May 03, 2015 |
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Trying to get a handle on the diversity of reactions, ideas, the fair and the unfair, the complexity, around Islam.
Feb 06, 2015 |
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Engaging with the arguments in one particular anti-vax article

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