The Most Crucial and Exciting Time To Be Alive.

  I know I am somewhat given to dreaming up crazy and absurd schemes.  But some of them have actually worked.  I want to argue through PS-Humanitas that we are now facing the greatest challenges humans have ever faced,  yet,...

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The disaster of the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment was and still is a disaster because it irrationally privileges logic and analysis over other faculties of the human mind.  The imagination is allowed to wither and into the vacuum all kinds of nasty things surge and...

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Original Sin

Chapter 4.  Genesis (2):  Original Sin   Original sin is, as the name suggests, to do with origins.  What are those origins?  Science can tell us.  We and the chimpanzees split off from a common chimpanzee-like ancestor only six million years...

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Sugar in the 18th century, Pesticides in the 21st

Sugar in the 18th century, pesticides in the 21st.   We marvel now that people in the eighteenth century could have sat in their coffee houses imbibing sugar in the coffee, complacently unconcerned about the slaves who grew it.  It wasn’t...

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Original Sin short version

Original sin is, as the name suggests, to do with origins.  What are those origins?  Science can tell us.  We and the chimpanzees split off from a common chimpanzee-like ancestor only six million years ago.  When Jane Goodall first went to Gombe she...

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Women have a responsibility too.

Women have a responsibility too.   Of course, the murder of Sarah Everard is deplorable and terrible beyond what words can describe and it goes without saying that women should not live in fear of sexual harassment on the streets.  But...

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Why are so many Tory back-benchers so stupid?

Why are so many Conservative backbenchers so stupid?   My attention has recently been caught by the attitude of so many Tory backbenchers to two current issues. One is that of when to end the present covid 19 restrictions.  The vast...

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Original Sin

Chapter 4.  Genesis (2):  Original Sin   Original sin is, as the name suggests, to do with origins.  What are those origins?  Science can tell us.  We and the chimpanzees split off from a common chimpanzee-like ancestor only six million years ago.  When Jane Goodall first went...

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