Monthly Archives: July 2013

Monkeying with our minds

Driving home this evening, I was treated to the latest fare from Brian Cox, and Robin Ince, this time with guests Steve Jones, Aoife McLysaght and comedian Tony Law. Yes, this was BBC Radio 4’s popular science prog, ‘The Infinite … Continue reading

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A sudden collapse

This week, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passed the House of Lords Report stage with a kind of indecent haste – without incorporating any of the proposed civil liberty amendments that had been put forwards.  The initiative has, throughout, been … Continue reading

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It’s a strange old world

It is perhaps no surprise to anyone that the best-selling book in the Middle East is the Qur’an.  Perhaps, to many Westerners, the real shock will be that another best-seller in the Middle East is ‘Mein Kampf’. And this is not … Continue reading

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Et in Arcadia ego

It has always intrigued me that when pseudo-historians hatch their conspiracy theories, they are invariably so quick to read modern polemics into the data, that they miss the obvious meaning right there under their noses. This is certainly the case … Continue reading

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