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The Book of Changes

If there’s a single theme to which I’ve repeatedly returned for the five years and more I’ve been writing this blog, it’s the importance of… 1,021 more words


The founder's mutation

The scientist Max Delbrück never wrote for television—he was a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist who laid the foundations for the modern discipline of molecular biology—but he understood how it worked. 1,107 more words



Much has been written about the ‘shift’ that took place during the last three-quarters of the twentieth century from the paradigm of certainty (in which the possibility of absolute knowledge was taken for granted) to the paradigm of uncertainty, in which absolute limits to ‘our power to know’ have been identified, leading us to the position where (in accordance with Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Relation) … 10,544 more words

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Positive Relationships Via D-A-R-K






These are part of the weaponry against anger, unwarranted confrontation and negative dynamics the infect so many relationships.

Relationships can be hotbeds for negative dynamics that become self-fulfilling prophecies (of doom) if couples involved in a negative rapport don’t work their way out of it. 605 more words

The Prison of Purposefulness

The cruellest prison we could ever find ourselves in is the prison of purposefulness. What could be crueller than this? The funny thing is though that we are more than likely to have very little (if… 2,900 more words

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Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns...

Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. 7 more words

Gregory Bateson