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Quantum 24: China and the Dark Side of the Moon; The Yellow Vests; Trans; Soubry and Nazis; : Rahaf; Billy Connolly; The Iolaire

This weeks Quantum looks at some of the issues of the week. Subscribe on Podbean or Itunes – or listen to the whole thing here.

China as predicted threatens Taiwan and continues its remarkable growth in technological power with its landing on the dark side of the moon.   

Of course we could not resist including this!

Meanwhile in Europe the Yellow Vest movement continues.

The Transmania continues with more articles on the BBC, NHS Scotland telling its staff not to use ‘he’ and ‘she’ because they could be offensive; drag queens continuing to indoctrinate children; and the arts establishment funding an trans ‘artist’ who wants to talk about trans and burgers.

We also look at the story of Rahaf, the young Saudi woman who has sought refuge in Thailand.  (Note: since recording this I have discovered that Rahaf is now a professing atheist – not that it makes any difference to what was said)…

The Uncivil War – A Prophetic, Enlightening and Inspiring Play

We also look at the fuss around Anna Soubry being called a Nazi…and the hypocrisy of those who are horrified at that, but said nothing or even approved of Nigel Farage receiving even worse treatment.

We also reflect on Billy Connolly’s comments about his own impending death. Before finishing with remembering the Iolaire and reflecting on the commemorations of that disaster.  I thought the clip featured here is superb.

Quote of the Week – The only truly acceptable contemporary Christianity for Western political culture now seems to be a Christianity which doesn’t mention God and which subscribes to conventional elite wisdom on policy issues (page 226).

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Quantum 23 – Predictions for 2019

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  1. My step-mum is a physio who soon resuming work with the NHS and she surly won’t do such a thing and I won’t at all approve if the next health form given to my parents reffers to me as ‘they’.
    I am a young lady who would hate to enter a workplace where I wasn’t identefied as such

    1. still me! I just want to say I am shocked by the introduction of a Chinese style totalitarian approach to the use of iPads within my school. I was surprised I wasn’t suspended for saying homosexual relations are wrong, but I knew this was coming, just not so quickly.
      The school have introduced a system where any and all online usage is tracked on your login and likely in conjunction with our seemis acounts (bahavior tracking,merits,referals)
      this shouldn’t be happening.

  2. Does it not occur to NHS Scotland that some might be offended by being referred to as anything other than ‘he’ or ‘she’, as appropriate?

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