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The high strangeness continues. The rational world – if such a thing ever existed except in the minds of a few intellectuals and atheists – is in tatters. Whether our current political and environmental disasters are … Continue reading
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Above, for your listening pleasure, four hours and twenty minutes of Plunderphonics and Glitch Hop. Not a music genre I was familiar with, until a couple of days ago. Indeed, I’m not even sure it is a genre, … Continue reading
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Before Freud there were folklorists, those who mined our subconscious for the hidden hopes, fears and biases that we’d all rather keep under wraps. As the power and influence of psychiatry and psychology took hold … Continue reading
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Not far from where I live there’s a landscape that’s soaked in apocalyptic imagery. Thornton is a wild and sometimes bleak place, on the hills above Bradford, where the Brontë sisters were born before moving to … Continue reading
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to have an idea how big the problem is look at this “To comprehend this nebula, it is necessary to abandon traditional financial or political logic; this is not merely a question of nation, political party, or … Continue reading
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The origin of this page, which replaces that hosted on the website of the Department of Biology of the Autonomous University of Madrid, is a problem of genuinely Darwinian inability to adapt. In this case, … Continue reading
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“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” This statement was made by Lord Kelvin in 1900 and shattered only five years later when Einstein … Continue reading
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The term “oral optimistic fatalism” suggests that Eskimos tend to feel the universe is benign and giving and generally good. Eskimos also tend to feel the universe is at times cruel and unpredictable, but the … Continue reading
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Elias Ashmole’s Preface: Be it remembred, That the 20th: of August 1672, I received by the hands of my Servant Samuell Story, a parcell of Dr: Dee’s Manuscripts, all written with his owne hand; vizt: his … Continue reading
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This book in particular is a deeply pessimistic tome, and never fails to remind me of the loss of hope Benjamin Tucker experienced near the end of his life, uttering apocalyptic dirges like “We may last a couple … Continue reading