Month: February 2017

Film Reviews: Arrival

A rather strange, complicated and intriguing tale this, but one I’m not sure I’m going to watch again. Arrival is a first contact tale, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, and it offers up an interesting new look at the nature of time. Adams is Louise Banks, an expert in languages, and she… Read more

Flat Earthers

Over on Big Footy, I am following and participating in a thread that highlights the extent to which people are prepared to believe wild conspiracy theories. Namely that the world is flat. This would be amusing if it were not a tragic indictment of how damaging pseudo-science is. The thread is indicative of the same problem that motivates anti-vaxxers – people will believe… Read more

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