The media and poor science journalism

By Warren Nunn The BBC has conducted a campaign which it claims will help people better understand evolution. It can be found at https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45564594 Unfortunately, the article is not an example of good journalism. Rather it fails to...

How a fist fight impacted this young boy

By Warren Nunn Growing up in a small railway settlement in Queensland gave me an intimate, gentle introduction to life. However, the first time I witnessed a violent act, it left me detached and incredulous that someone would want to hurt another person. Particularly...

Snuffling, snorting and scratching

By Warren Nunn He would grab his nose and snuffle; and then he’d snort. After that he would thrust a hand down the front of his trousers and scratch  … seemingly oblivious to his inappropriate behaviour. His hand would stay there for some time … which was...

Rich Parisian lived in poverty to provide for others

By Warren Nunn (updated 11 October 2019) A 19th century Parisian named Nicolas Simonin-Lalleman, who amassed a considerable fortune, lived in abject poverty so that he could help others. More than 160 years ago, a few lines in a newspaper article reveal an...

History tells us journalists … and officials … make mistakes

By Warren Nunn (a journalist who makes mistakes) As a journalist, I pride myself on making sure I get my facts straight. In reality, no matter how hard to I try, I do make mistakes. My mistakes (and there have been many) have often been from lack of attention to...

Do not fret …

By Warren Nunn Fret not.. what does that mean to you? By looking at the meaning of the word, you get the idea that when you fret, you allow something to worry you. Other descriptions suggest annoyance and discontent. You could allow some situation or some person to...