Monthly Archives: May 2018

Freedom-Lovers and Freedom-Haters

A few days ago Junican drew attention to a debate about political correctness, that featured Jordan Peterson, Stephen Fry, and a couple of other people I’d never heard of. And the resolution under debate was: Be it resolved, what you … Continue reading

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From Enthusiasm To Zealotry

I get enthusiastic about ideas. When, on 15 February 2013, a small asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, and on the same day the larger asteroid 2012 DA14 passed within 28,000 km of the Earth, and NASA immediately declared that the two … Continue reading

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Prison World

I feel a strong kinship with prisoners in prison. They’re people who’ve been expelled from society. And so am I. The only real difference is that they live in closed prisons, and I live in an open prison. An open prison (open … Continue reading

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Never Tear Us Apart

Back in about 2010, I rather abruptly ceased to believe that the EU was a viable political society. And I stopped believing it because I don’t think any society can survive the expulsion – in this case “exile to the … Continue reading

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Wave The Magic Wand

I was thinking about magic and magic wands and magical thinking this morning when I came across something Leggie had written, which contained an image And I thought: There’s the magic wand I’m looking for. Leggie said it was Nisakiman’s … Continue reading

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Snowball Earth

Life goes on. Given my current interest in ice ages, I naturally took a lot of interest in Youtube’s Snowball Earth, when some 700 million years ago there was ice covering the entire planet. According to Wikipedia: Global temperature fell so … Continue reading

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Grief

I got an email late last night, which I reproduce, complete with the email address (now redacted): Hi Frank, it’s Aimee, Kevin’s daughter. Kevin passed away this morning with my sister and myself at his bedside. The sun was shining and … Continue reading

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