Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:33
Hello Aws, good to see you (if "see" is the right word). Best of luck with the unpacking.
Mick, I don't suppose the Canadian red squirrel is the same kind as the now rather rare UK red squirrel?
Some bits of nature are benevolent. The relationship between flowering plants and pollinators, for example; benefits both. I don't have any problem with evolution and survival of the fittest (especially the latter; how could it not be the case that the more fit would be the onesmore likely to survive?); but as Graham said, it's not the whole story.
I always vote, because of the suffragettes. I have applied for a postal vote for the referendum, as I shall be in Norway. Ceal, if your course does provide you with anything you can recognise as real facts, please let us know what they are! I am more inclined to "stay" than "leave", but could be persuaded otherwise if there seemed to be any way of predicting what "leave" would entail in the long term.
Although I shall definitely be in Norway, whether I shall be running or not is very uncertain. The day after my 3-mile run I woke with my knee very painful and puffy. So I am resigned to resting it for as long as it takes. Other members of the family are running the half mara, so I shall at least have the fun of cheering them on.