Daily Archives:January 28th, 2012

British Pathé

Have just discovered that British Pathé have a splendid archive of “90,000 Historic Clips”.

Here’s a pleasing little example. (I remember meeting George Cansdale a couple of times in my childhood – he was a minor hero of mine.)

If you like these, you can also find a good selection of historic videos on the Internet Archive.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

We all know the courtroom drama, where the suspense is tangible as we wait for the jury’s verdict. But should such things actually happen, asks Richard Dawkins in a New Statesman article?


You cannot have it both ways. Either the verdict is beyond reasonable doubt, in which case there should be no suspense while the jury is out. Or there is real, nail-biting suspense, in which case you cannot claim that the case has been proved “beyond reasonable doubt”.

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