Truth

Living In A Post-Truth Age

Canon J.John | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Canon J.John

I've been reflecting on the announcement from Oxford Dictionaries that, courtesy of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump amongst other things, the ...

Post-Truth Politics And You

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jackson Rawlings

Why you should care that facts mean nothing in politics any more You might have heard the term post-truthism recently. From Adam Curtis' latest doc...

We Should All Be Afraid of Life in a Post-Truth World

Jack Harvey | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

If this is the post-truth era, we should be scared of it. If the post-truth era is upon us, we are living in a world where paranoia is the new rationality and where ignorance brings fame and attention. It is a world where intellectuals and research are cast aside and the capacity to talk on the cheapest level is praised as courageous and honourable; a world where rational thinking and adherence to evidence is unfashionable.

A Postmodern Postmortem - The Expert Is Dead

Max Sanderson | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Max Sanderson

In the wake of the recent resurgence by a certain Mr Andrew Wakefield and, what can only be described as his dangerously tenuous (read; non-existent) ...

British-Asian and All Things Wild and Wonderful

Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ravinder Randhawa

I'm going to say something rather revolutionary: it's an amazing thing to be a British-Asian, and in addition to be a British-Asian woman. This may be rather a different song to the one that some others are singing, but for me it carries the music of two oceans, two cultures, two worlds - clashing and colliding!

Just Who Is Responsible for the Quality of Our Elections?

Dragana Brown | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Dragana Brown

As the election veers towards the finishing line with all the pizazz of a wobbly egg and spoon race, our politicians' thespian talents are now firmly...

Why UK Politicians Cannot Tell The Truth

David C. M. Carter | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

It struck me today why no politician can ever tell the truth to voters. Why they never answer the direct question interviewers ask them. It's shockingly naïve of me to not have worked it out sooner.

The UK Election - Whatever Happened to Truth?

Dragana Brown | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dragana Brown

The UK election is now fully underway, the jockeys jockeying, the hurdles raised, the betting slips already hitting the mail mat. And the accusations,...

Solar Eclipse Proves We Cannot Trust the Sun

James Moran | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

The Sun is in fact a spherical ball of molten hot plasma with a diameter about 109 times that of the Earth. Not sounding so nice anymore, right?

Truth in Journalism - The Forgotten Art?

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Dragana Brown

The entire press industry seems to be founded and carried out upon a contaminated money making, ego drilling field where journalists who do see better get ensnared in the pressure to oblige their editors and proprietors.

How to Be in the Moment

James Moran | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

I'll try to put this in a way that can get through to you, given how much you are struggling. You know other moments? Yeh, well forget about them. Be in the moment.

83% of Articles Uploaded 'Without Websites Even Checking Content'

James Moran | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Research suggests that as long as interesting, but probably factually inaccurate subheadings are used, writers can get away with putting irrelevant or even dangerous content on the internet.

Why the Pen Will Always Remain Mightier Than the Sword

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
BritChick Paris

The 12 people that died this week were not just heroes, they were martyrs. They gave up their lives in the name of freedom of speech. It is for this reason that 7 January must be remembered as a day of enlightenment once the pain and grief ebb away.

Horoscopes for 2015

James Moran | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Events will occur, often in a sequence. With Jupiter so active, don't be surprised if you inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. In late March, the clocks will go forward. In the summer you will find yourself wearing fewer clothes.

The Whole Truth About Lying

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

It's the darkest week of the year, nearly Christmas. Stories of Santa Claus and elves abound... but my kids know they're not real. I've never lied about this.

The Genius of Picasso and the Curse of Convenience

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha van Dalen

Picasso famously said, "I find. I do not look". He also said: "Look and you will never find." Many have remarked that these two messages from the mouth of a genius are obtuse and incomprehensible.

Why the Truth Is Not So Simple

Tony Sobrado | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Truth is a concept as old as reality and both are a backbone of philosophical discussion. As with the conceptions of reality that have occupied thinkers for over two millennia, truth and its contention has a rich and diverse history..

Guarding Our Life Against Negativity

Simon Haas | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

Have you ever worked in a business that looked professional and successful on the outside, but turned out to be dysfunctional on the inside? Maybe there was a destructive culture of office politics and complaining. Maybe the company simply didn't care about its people, or it was a chaotic, high-stress workplace, with low morale and high burn out.

Living a Life True to Ourselves

Simon Haas | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When long-time nurse Bronnie Ware questioned dying patients about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, the number one response was, "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."

No Make Up Selfies - The Naked (Not Aiming for Pretty) Truth

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Truly, it had not occurred to me that the bare-faced selfies were in any way attempting to compare 'a face with no makeup' to the savage physicality of cancer. The two are clearly on different continents. Cancer is a bit of a spectre in my family. I do not put forward my point of view lightly.

The Truth About Lying

Sacha Knop | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

A lie, however, will always linger. It travels with you and the person you lied to. A lie comes back to stare you in the face at unexpected moments, creating another lie and another lie...

There Is No Such Thing as a Coincidence

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

I am a great believer that these are no coincidences but synchronicities. Two events that come together for a purpose. They may be to give us a message or they may be that a situation happens that moves your life in a new direction.

In Whom We Trust

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

Currently I believe that what is urgently required is greater truth and integrity from those in whom we put our trust. The trouble is, the embedded culture of secrecy and obfuscation makes this objective extremely difficult to achieve. Moreover, simply increasing performance measures and targets will definitely not help.

The Past... But Here Comes My Superhero!

Catriona Weir | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

It's funny how one situation can bring back memories of something painful... I've had this happen over the last few months, it's been hard to not ge...

The Man Behind the Myth: Kabbalist Rav Berg

Ambi Sitham | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

As someone who loved the Rav deeply and benefitted tremendously from his wisdom, teachings and love seeing many of the erroneous reports about his life have moved me to tell the truth of the man that I had the honour of knowing.