Monthly Archives: April 2011

Honeymoon Trip of a Lifetime

The Devil has been on about how cool space elevators are. These are essentially bits of string that connect geostationary satellites (which orbit the earth at the same rate as it spins) with the point on the equator below them. … Continue reading

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Robert Molimard, Philippe Even

One problem (for us anglo-saxons, at least) is that we don’t get to hear much of people who don’t speak or write in English. One of these is Professor Robert Molimard, whose video interview (in French) with Dr Glub I watched … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories

I phoned up an old friend yesterday. I’d hardly been talking to her for a few minutes, when she said she was very worried about the New World Order. This was interesting, because she’s not an internet user, and I thought … Continue reading

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Epicurus

While thinking about the modern religion – or cult – of environmentalism,  which seems to be a throwback to an irrational era, I found myself reading Peter Jones’ Guide To The Classics. I say ‘found myself reading’ because, looking in … Continue reading

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The Religion of Environmentalism

The conjunction of Earth Day with Good Friday reminds me of Michael Crichton’s 2003 essay, Environmentalism as Religion: Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban … Continue reading

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Torpid Stupor

A week of more or less uninterrupted sunshine seems to have gradually reduced me to a state of torpid stupor. Perhaps this dumbing down process is a consequence of global warming? Or vice versa? Whichever way, I seem to be … Continue reading

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Everybody Knows

I used to believe more or less more or less everything I was told about tobacco. That it caused lung cancer. And that it was addictive. And that Big Tobacco had been lying about both of these for half a … Continue reading

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