FACTS AND FADS
“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.” So said Hippocrates, and I have to say I agree.
Fact and opinion are two different things. Perhaps occasionally we concur to statements because we think they are facts, but really they are just strongly enforced opinions. And it is in the grey area between these two that doubts and fads arise.
But if you’re armed with a curious mind, you can dare to delve into unseen depths to uncover fact from fad. In this month’s issue, we’ve done exactly that. First, we help you discover the deep sea with a spread on Blue Planet II,a natural history TV series that is bound to blow your mind. We have curated for you special behind-the-scene stories from across the episodes, straight from members of the crew. 70% of our planet is water, yet how much do we really know about our oceans? Dive in deep with the show and find out more about our magnificent oceans. (p38)
Back on land, we investigate the reality behind the many recommended diets doing the rounds these days. The question is not just whether the food we eat is good for us, but also whether the food we eat is good for our planet. Read what Josh Gabbatis uncovers about the food we eat on page 54. This issue we also have for you a Q&A with Nick Higham, author of the book King Arthur. Read as he answers pressing questions about the Arthurian legend, such as who the ‘real’ King Arthur was, where is Camelot, and is the Excalibur real? (p48)
That’s it for now. Until next time, cheers!