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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

Thinking about sex

Human beings spend a lot of their time exploring sex, sometimes in surprising forms: a species obsession. Here is my take on the subject. NB some pictures have been edited. … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 19 April, 2016 · 3 Comments


I’ve often thought a good question preferable to a bad answer, even though answers make us feel more comfortable by bringing the chaotic world outside into the ordered inner world … Continue reading

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Friday, 19 February, 2016 · Leave a comment

Life, transmuted

The 2009 BBC series narrated by David Attenborough is called Life. It seemed that ‘life’ meant plant and animal life to the makers of the program. So where does that … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 · Leave a comment