A Permanent State of Kobayashi Maru

The director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was shown in cinemas last weekend as part of national cinema day. It is the best of the Star Trek films, and among other things features a superb villain played by Ricardo Montalban. It reminded me that even in the rarified atmosphere of the […]


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Optimism, morality & risk

A few people now have expressed surprise verging on dismay about my questioning of the wisdom of trying to suppress Covid-19 as aggressively as we are attempting.  I already wrote a post about modelling back in March, and you could probably tell from my last paragraph that I felt the danger of an over-reaction was […]

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