7 Jan 2019

Three Kings pagan myth

Epiphany/Twelfth Night yesterday reminds me how the 3 Magi myth is an overlay on the previous pagan myth about the 3 stars of Orion's Belt pointing towards Sirius (aka Star of Bethlehem) as it rises in the East at this time of year. For more see for example

16 Nov 2018

Mens rea for murder – oblique intention

Good summary at e-lawresources.co.uk/Mens-rea-intention of the problem as to whether a defendant has the necessary 'oblique intention' (or ' or indirect intention) that constitutes mens rea for murder. 

30 Oct 2018

gender identity science

Just been looking up some of the scientific studies in the “gender identity” debate – prompted by this lively discussion forum on my.greenparty.org.uk.