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People of the Abyss - The Joke of Human Evolution

I’ve often argued that the idea that humans evolve is a misnomer. We only change. Evolution implies some kind of psycho-physical transformation and I don’t see a lot of that when I look back at the last 5,000 of human history. 993 more words

30th March 1840. The Poverty Line.

Laissez-faire had become a discredited notion particularly after writers such as Samuel Smiles’ Thrift (1875): ‘When typhus or cholera breaks out, they tell us nobody is to blame…nobody adulterates our food …nobody makes poachers, thieves and drunkards…it is embedded in two words laissez-faire’. 444 more words


Harkive: 'The Loafer. What Shall We Do with Him'

This month we continue our series of examples of Margaret Harkness’s periodical publications during her active engagement with socialist politics in Britain in the late 1880s and early 1890s. 1,386 more words


Artist Research: Ewan Eason

Whilst looking at art online, I have come across an artist of interest to me. Ewan Eason, who studied at Bath Spa University. His series of works, ‘Mappa Mundi’ (meaning Chart of the World in Latin) is an interesting idea, in which Eason has removed writing from maps to leave only the shapes of the streets, etc, thus making it into an abstract image. 156 more words