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Apes and Ape-men

I started writing a comment in response to something Walt said, but decided to try to expand it into a new post. He said: There’ll never be heaven on earth because, like the tigers, we’re all still animals. Trained and … Continue reading

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Heaven And Hell

Some things stick in memory. Things that people said which were manifestly absurd. Or which I thought were manifestly absurd. Like the time, many years ago, when my vegetarian landlady remarked that tigers wouldn’t eat meat “if they knew better.” … Continue reading

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More on The Pleasure of Smoking

Dr Neil McKeganey‘s talk: Among noteworthy various things he said: “When I moved from the arena of research on illegal drugs to legal drugs, I had not imagined the stranglehold that the Public Health perspective would have on the research … Continue reading

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Terrible Science Was Used To Justify Smoking Bans

H/T Harley for this Slate article: We Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking Bans Will we look at the new evidence for long enough to at least consider whether we’ve gone too far? By Jacob Grier The gist of this … Continue reading

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Bandeirantes Beach

I’m a model builder. I build models of all sorts of things. And over the last 20 or so years I’ve slowly built a model – a computer simulation model – of the solar system, with all the planets going … Continue reading

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Not-Yet-Fully-Formed Brain Areas

H/T Audrey Silk, “[M]ost smokers first try cigarettes as youth, before the areas of their brain responsible for rational decision-making and risk perception have been fully formed. For these reasons, smoking should not be viewed as a rational behavior.” Lots … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails

This post started as a response to one of Jax’s always-interesting comments, this time about how, however diligent they may be about standing up for the rights of blacks/gays/muslims/women/etc,  nobody ever notices the discrimination being practised against smokers, nobody stands … Continue reading

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