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Loners and Outsiders

One day back in the the 1980s I had a vivid dream in which I saw a long chain of bodies (actually robot mechanical diggers) being drawn up into the sky from  the surface of a spinning planet, and I … Continue reading

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The Two Great Truths of the Modern Era

The Two Great Truths of the modern world are, firstly, that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, and secondly, that Carbon Dioxide Causes Global Warming. Both are regarded as being the kind of Settled Science of which only the ignorant and uneducated … Continue reading

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The Hotplate Earth

BBC: Mrs May will add that trust in politics will suffer “catastrophic harm” if the referendum result is not implemented. I suspect she’s right. But for now I’m just going to wait and see. … Instead I’ll write a bit … Continue reading

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The Royal Society of Experts

I read this morning: TEMPERATURES are set to plummet on New Year’s Eve before a three-month deep freeze, according to forecasters… …experts say the deep freeze could continue for months, with below average temperatures all the way to spring. The … Continue reading

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Lone Thinkers and Institutional Science

Why is it that most great discoveries are found by single individuals? People like Newton and Einstein and Copernicus and Galileo and Kepler? I think that one answer is that some people have a lot of idle time in which … Continue reading

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Inhabiting Separate Realities

I spent a while yesterday listening to fragments of the increasingly chaotic Brexit debate going on in the UK. One little event stuck in mind: the exchange (provided by lip-readers) between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker at 50 seconds into … Continue reading

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What Matters and What Doesn’t

Paul Craig Roberts is a bit of a jeremiah: …the American population is so divided and mutually hostile that there is no restraint by “the American people” on government and the elite oligarchs that rule. When I first read this, … Continue reading

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