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Atoms and Unity - Alba and Independence

 A slightly bleary eyed blogging this week since I stayed up late to watch the results of the vote on independence.   At the point where Eilean Siar (The Western Isles, Gaelic speaking and an SNP heartland in the way the west of Wales is strongly Plaid) voted narrowly No I knew the result would be a victory for the Better Together campaign, so I took myself off to my bed still pondering the question of what was the better outcome.    637 more words


Master Class à Sciences Po : Vers une intelligence collective réflexive

Conférence à Science Po-Paris le 2 octobre 2014 à 17h 30

Texte introductif à la conférence

Réfléchir l’intelligence

Quels sont les enseignements de la philosophie sur l’augmentation de l’intelligence ? 4,352 more words


perception and reality - the mind and consciousness

Roger Penrose’s book ‘Shadows of the Mind’ was published some twenty years ago.  When it first came out I immediately added it to my reading list but one thing and another intervened including a career change and relocation from London to Mid Wales and it slipped down the agenda and wandered off into the infinite labyrinth of my mind.   830 more words



Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colours, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other?

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The knowledge sponge - chaos and order and why does a banana have two ends?

For me, one of the best things about being human is having an enquiring mind.   I have the sort of brain that reacts to knowledge as a sponge does to water, that is to say it sucks it up with enthusiasm. 828 more words


The (Non-)Problem of Genres

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

When Billboard began publishing music charts in the 1930s, it used three categories: Race, Folk, and Pop. Race was code for African-American, which changed to Rhythm & Blues by the late 1940s. 411 more words


This Week.

1/ A little exercise to think creatively: 101 Ways To Squeeze A Lemon.

Pictures of The Moon Cup from here, Pictures of Hashtag examples from Twitter, WordPress and Tumblr respectively. 412 more words