Monthly Archives: September 2016

Subverted by technology

You’ve probably encountered quite a bit of snarky media comment about the new iPhone 7.  It’s possible that Apple set themselves up for this, a perfectly natural response to its own hushed, portentous descriptions of all this “best ever” upgrading on a yearly … Continue reading

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A lengthy FaceBook exchange

Recently, I posted a link on FaceBook for the upcoming ‘New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives‘ conference of the Royal Society in November.  I couldn’t resist commenting on the ‘demise of Darwinian orthodoxy’ (which is the … Continue reading

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The end of a book

Sometimes, a book is so excellent that one heaves a sigh on finishing it.  The occasion of this momentary sadness, was the completion of Owen Chadwick’s ‘The Secularisation of the European Mind in the 19th Century‘, published originally in 1975 … Continue reading

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