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Modus operandi

As a species homo sapiens sapiens has been prone to get its lines crossed and its ideas in a tangle. We have a modus operandi: what we still need is … Continue reading

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Sunday, 2 April, 2017 · 3 Comments

Orwell speak

I think the political warnings given by George Orwell in his novels and essays are now of less importance than those he gave about misuse of language. We have totalitarianism. … Continue reading

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Friday, 3 March, 2017 · 6 Comments


Have you ever noticed than when you take the English  word ‘apart’ (as it were), and separate it into two, ‘a part’, you change its meaning 180 degrees? The word … Continue reading

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Thursday, 16 February, 2017 · 2 Comments

Shakespeare’s fame

Not much is known about Shakespeare’s life, but that means that it’s always possible to find out something more (at least for a non specialist like me). Career trajectory Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Thursday, 19 January, 2017 · Leave a comment


I’m interested in some sciences, in an amateurish way, and I enjoy finding out that everything is not as neatly tabulated as scientists want us to think. I used to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 3 January, 2017 · Leave a comment

Something big

It’s very easy to get answers. You just have to ask the wrong questions. But if you persist in asking important questions – they’re the ones without an answer – … Continue reading

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Saturday, 10 December, 2016 · 1 Comment

Looking Back

It’s not that easy to do, looking backwards. If you’re going forward at the time, you trip and fall flat on your face. If you are stationary you go around … Continue reading

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Friday, 18 November, 2016 · Leave a comment