Hey N- Would you like to be paid a proper wage?

A doom and gloom prophet like me is caught in a predicament.  However scientifically attested the coming doom might be people don’t want to believe it, and the more you try to tell them the more they say oh...

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Quantum (2): it gets weirder

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic Post 8.  Quantum (2) It Gets Weirder Still. Ever since Bohr when faced with the paradox of how matter can be both particle and wave had proposed that real things do not...

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The wonder of it

Think of the extraordinary order of a beehive.  Each bee has its appointed task, it all makes exact sense in terms of the overall survival of the hive. The bees make cells in their combs exactly hexagonal (mathematically the...

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I was there

The gospels have an extraordinary ring of truth.  Mark in particular is a first-rate newspaper reporter.  I know that the texts we have were extensively worked over by the early Christian community.  But that makes their I was there...

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Come on Alan Bennett

The esssential thinking of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads is that sex is disappointing and vicars are well meaning charlatans. Plenty of evidence of course. Clearly for many perhaps most people sex isn't 'my fantastic sex with two boyfriends' you...

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Not much changed by his near-death experience.

Boris doesn’t seem to have been much affected by his near-death experience.  Nor most people much changed by their experiences of Covid.  We can already feel the hot breath of the climate hell that is coming.  But too apathetic...

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Climate and Comedy episode 5.

We are the most amazing, wondrous, intelligent and lucky creatures living in an astonishingly beautiful world?  Why are so casually ready to destroy it - and ourselves. https://soundcloud.com/user-76470155/cc5-final/s-xEinqIqkWS0

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Every age has its insanities

One of the problems about being human, with our inventive brains and vivid imaginations, is that so many people are ready to believe anything so long as it is absurd and illogical and lacking in evidence enough.  Thus, the...

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My Dad would have been worked to death as a slave.

If Hitler had won the war my Dad would have been shipped to Europe and starved and worked to death as a slave.  Hitler was so sure he would defeat Britain in 1940 he had already appointed a gauleiter...

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God (but not as we used to thnk of h(i)r)

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic – post 15.  God (but not as we used to think of h(i)r) )   In the view of science inherited from the scientific revolution that began in the seventeenth century the world...

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