Tag: humanities

 

Short shrift–will I be arrested?

Well, this morning I’m making myself a late breakfast in my kitchen at about 10:55 AM. It’s Saturday.  As I glance through my window, from behind my curtains, I could see that there are two people at my front door. It’s two old ladies. Well they look old and theyRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“Let’s not be afraid of each other’s mortality – and in so doing avoid each other – we share the same end.” – Captain Walker – 2014-01-20

Just like Nanice

We are afraid… Afraid to live in a chaotic world But who are we and what are we afraid of? Is it our Gods? Our mortality? Other people? Or are we afraid of our success and ourselves? Today you have a chance, as you did yesterday To release yourself fromRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, — in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, — in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption, — inRead More

Of cat love–human love–and Dawkins.

If you’re expecting or looking for thoughts on loving cats or the love of cats, kindly depart now.  I’ve been thinking about my cat and his relationship to me (and vice versa – if you please), over the last several weeks. This has led me to think about how humansRead More

Thought for tomorrow

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

Who is malala?

She is the 16 year daughter of a BBC reporter in Pakistan – now working in the UK. Her dream was to become a doctor. Her life almost came to an abrupt end. Malala was targeted and shot in the head in Parkistan by the Taleban on 9th October 2012Read More

Can ‘robots’ acquire human rights?

This issue is explored extensively in certain Sci-Fi movies – and immediately many will have clicked on some other link, ruled by System 1 thinking. Those blessed with an innate or acquired portion of System 2 thinking may stay on a bit longer. Sci-Fi is only a stage upon whichRead More

If a rock thinks?

If a rock thinks about itself or the universe – that would be something. But if a living human being thinks about itself or the universe – that’s nothing. Each is matter. One organised to increase the entropy of the universe, and to be self-aware – the other incapable ofRead More

Hold everything….

Yep..as I say hold everything! I’ve been  watching the Battlestar Galactica series – and I decided to stop now to write this! I assure you – meaning the statistical ‘you’ out there – that it’s not what you think or read what it is about.  It’s just hit me. I’veRead More

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