Welcome to John August : Permutations

Religion

Mar 16, 2019 |
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A look at votes in NSW on secular issues, and the influence of the religious lobby, and a...

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...

Aug 17, 2014 |
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This document has been scorned by many as merely an anti-semitic exercise. For Umberto Eco,...

Jan 13, 2014 |
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This article originally appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of the Australian...

Jan 13, 2014 |
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I originally wrote this back in January. Gaza has flared up again. In addition to the work...

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...

May 16, 2019 |
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A top-level look at the current tensions in politics in Australia, and a plug for the Pirate Party.

Understanding the political world around me...

Mar 09, 2019 |
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I gave this presentation on the 7/2/19 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club.
I am not presently planning to stand for the next NSW State election,...

Dec 27, 2015 |
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There's a lot of hype around slowing down, or even reversing aging. Here's my view.


INTRODUCTION

I've long been...

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...

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.



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Feb 06, 2015 |
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Engaging with the arguments in one particular anti-vax article.

Background

I'm writing this in reply to an...

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