Science

Weekend Essay – what it means to live with risk

BY David Waywell | tweet @DavidWaywell   /  1 August 2020

Raised on nursery rhymes, we are taught from an early age about the nature of risk. Jack and Jill didn’t know the dangers of hill-climbing when they set out to fetch that pail of water but, by the end of their sorry tale, both they and we are acutely aware of the peril. A valuable lesson is therefore learned by children everywhere: never tackle rough terrain whilst carrying unsecured liquids.


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