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Abstract Jigs, reels and hornpipes are a musical genre associated with Britain and Ireland generally described as a type of “folk” or “traditional” music. Scholarly interest in them followed their “discovery” in the late nineteenth century … Continue reading
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear readership, friends, enemies, frenemies, etc. You know who you are. I am freshly returned to my dwelling upon this mountain, after a stay in hospital caused by a stroke. People stroke cats, dogs, soft fabrics, pillows, etc. That … Continue reading
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If a great and powerful ruler is riding his horse, and he comes upon a woman crossing the road, should he continue riding, or should he stop? If he continues riding, his horse may knock her … Continue reading
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We are all aware of similarities in words between different languages, and also how much some words vary between cultures separated both in time and location. Often it is the most common words in a language that retain a … Continue reading
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In these days of Out of Africa genomic hegemony, it is easy to forget that until recently, and despite Darwin and Huxley’s early intuition, the African origins of our lineage were controversial, and for a long … Continue reading
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I will not be grappling with this issue from a particularly religious perspective. Evil applies to everyone regardless of their belief system, or even their lack of belief. Evil is secular in its influence. The first and most important thing … Continue reading
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“…the Imagination (or love, or sympathy, or any other sentiment) induces knowledge, and knowledge of an ‘object’ which is proper to it…” Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a scholar, philosopher and theologian. He was a champion of the transformative power of … Continue reading
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There is a tension between the conception of cognition as a central nervous system (CNS) process and a view of cognition as extending towards the body or the contiguous environment. The centralised conception requires large or complex nervous systems to … Continue reading
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Alan Moore: We live in a world that is mostly predicated on a rational and scientific worldview, which effectively means that any phenomenon beyond the physically measureable is automatically deemed non-existent, including souls, gods, ghosts and human consciousness. While I … Continue reading
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In the moment just prior to speech or writing, we have said or written nothing, yet the whole universe of discourse is potentially before us. This “moment”, prior to any speech or writing, is … Continue reading