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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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Broken

There’s no substitute for experience. You have to be there, and watch it happening. In the Department of Engineering of the University of Bristol, I used to watch big engines breaking concrete and wooden beams and columns. It was a … Continue reading

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Plans Always Go Wrong

In an arresting paragraph, a couple of days back, Legiron wrote: I know what is coming. I was trained in logical deduction back in the days when science was a real thing. It’s been a clear plan for a very … Continue reading

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Fully Intended Consequences

Something in the Irish Independent, about James Reilly’s proposal to ban smoking outside Irish pubs, that Gráinne O’Reilly drew my attention to: Why the latest barrage of attacks on smokers? Well, he was amazed to discover that people congregate outside bars and … Continue reading

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An Impending Political Krakatoa Event

For the past 3 months I’ve been piecing together a theory of how ice ages come and go, based on the physics of heat flow with which I used to work 40 years ago. The theory is very simple: Snow … Continue reading

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Totally Out Of Control

I was reading yesterday that: Release of 1000 gigatonnes of carbon would prevent an ice age for 130,000 years. If anthropogenic carbon release were 5000 gigatonnes or more, glaciation will be avoided for at least half a million years. As … Continue reading

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Ideological Struggle

Phew! WW3 doesn’t seem to have started this morning. I spent much of yesterday thinking about the American Empire as a continuation and extension of the British Empire. Instead of the Royal Navy patrolling the oceans, to keep the world’s … Continue reading

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