A tunnel from the Isle of Man to Britain makes no sense

Every now and then, various people seem to take the idea of a tunnel between the Isle of Man and Great Britain seriously. The idea makes no sense, it’s completely nonsensical, and it will never happen. This is why. The “Possible” Routes Point of Ayre to Whithorn (~30km) This route makes no sense because there is such a small population in South Western Scotland, and … Continue reading A tunnel from the Isle of Man to Britain makes no sense

Isle of Man Police spend over £6k on diversity and customer service assessments

A new freedom of information response has revealed that the Isle of Man Constabulary has spent at least £6,399.98 in fees to assess its performance in diversity and customer service skills so far during the 2019 calendar year. The just-released documents show that the Police spent £1,800 for “Diversity and Inclusion” accreditation by the Centre for Assessment, a UK-based assessment organisation. The resulting report found … Continue reading Isle of Man Police spend over £6k on diversity and customer service assessments

Book Review: 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense

13 Things That Don’t Make Sense is an accessible book about the limits of current scientific understanding. In many story arcs – both fiction and non-fiction – there’s a satisfying and familiar pattern of sharing a beginning, a middle, and an end. That pattern is broadly consistent through many different forms of story-telling from short jokes, to long novel, to historical treatises. 13 Things is … Continue reading Book Review: 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense