The world has gone mad: an economic rant.
(I may be a bit more regular in this- no promises) The ‘markets’ have got to go. I am sicking of hearing about them and how they become so easily upset. I don’t recall voting for these ‘markets’ (or the shareholders that create them) to become my government, but a world-government they seem to have become. It’s enough to make a conspiracy theorist burst forth with angry happiness. After a decade...
The world has gone mad: an economic rant. (I may be a bit more regular in this- no promises) The ‘markets’ have got to go. I am sicking of hearing about them and how they become so easily upset. I don’t recall voting for these ‘markets’ (or the shareholders that create them) to become my government, but a world-government they seem to have become. It’s enough to make a conspiracy theorist burst...
OK guys and girls, I have a radio show 11-12 on Wednesady’s on wired FM (also online). The Skeptical Experience. Any ideas for guests etc?
Goldsmiths College Students have occupied the Deptford town hall college management offices and plan to remain all night. http://ping.fm/MoPk0
FINALLY getting a 70’s Carlsboro Stingray 120w combo. The most underated, bonkers & amazing guitar amps ever. Yeah baby, bring on the Suzz!
If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
“By doubting we come to enquire and by enquiry we come to truth.” -Abelard
The first of many: the start of a regular blog...
I am about to start back at Uni. This week is the last before freshers when I get stuck in as a Peer Assisted Learner before I too return to the intellectual grindstone. This has been one of the most interesting summers, no, the most interesting summer of my life without doubt. A number of things changed, a few new passions arose and some big steps were taken, and although I feel the summer has...
MY NEW THEME SONG:@ Rush – Faithless: http://bit.ly/ay3ftt Lyrics: http://bit.ly/aSAXUJ
That’s it, it’s war! http://ping.fm/20bkW
Mr Pope, the “religious who spoke the truth in love” weren’t Catholics! They had signed a bloody agreement with the nazis to keep out of it!
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliiant: http://ping.fm/qQtEV
If I were Catholic, I would be so embarassed right now; the stupidity of christianfuhrer Ratzinger’s speech is without equal this century.
Just started reading that David Hume bloke. Not a bad thinker for one who “could out-consume Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel”, allegedly.
Finished my summer reading! So I get a couple of weeks of chillin’. I wonder what I’ll do? Maybe I should read something?
“I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about Lady Gaga yesterday. She’s not doing anything that Su Pollard didn’t do in the 80s.”@DaveGorman
I really ought to go to bed.
Try again. I am reading, but none of it is settling in my think-meats. Time for a rest me thinks.
I am reading, but none of the words are settling in my think-meats. Timefor a rest me thinhks.
“The method of ‘postulating’ what we want has many adventages; they are the same as the advantages of theft over honest toil”- B. Russell
Quote of the day- “i’m happy to earn ten pence less an hour if it means i get to leave the titanic first :P”- Saloni Chamberlain
…and you say that you will pray for me. Do you realise that you are prey for me!
When revisionist history goes too far
There are few things that irritate me more than revisionist history. From the ridiculous claims of alien DNA interventions and Atlantian descent, to the evils of holocaust denials, the revisionist stance so often takes the same approach as conspiracy theory and creationism: we have decided what the truth is, so now we will manipulate, distort and even lie about the facts in order to make them fit...
Why write history?
Why write history? This question has plagued the discipline since it kicked off in earnest some two centuries or so ago. Dispensing with relativism, objectivism, subjectivism, postmodernism, Marxism and all the other isms that get thrown into the debate, I would like to strip it back to its roots and wonder why, no matter what school we buy into, we care at all? For me, I believe it to be the...
Could people rate my, admitedly, not great vid on you tube up please. It’s getting hit by fundiebots! http://ping.fm/aUnRF
What frightened people in Europe in the sixteenth...
My latest little essay, put here like the others for posterity. Also, you’ll see that END-Times religious nutters are nothing new. I hope some of you, at least, enjoy! What frightened people in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? In November 1572, a type 1 supernova, later known as SN1572, lit up the night sky. Nestling at the centre of the constellation Cassiopeia,...
Analyse the importance of the idea of objectivity...
Adding to my lttle collection of works I am proud of. Citations have been removed to make future peeps copying much harder! The ideal of objectivity, not allowing personal feelings or opinions to influence observation, is an essential part of the study of humanity and the universe. Researching fact, free from personal influence or emotion, separates empiricism from faith, knowledge from...
scarlet/blonde's "acerbic" out May 25th
Right, sorted, scarlet/blonde’s long lost and now back album “Acerbic…a loose concept” is going to be released may 25th so y’all better go get it!” CD’s will be available from Amazon and MP3’s from everywhere. In the meantime, here’s some music. From the album acerbic; Fuse [in session] http://ping.fm/jdAuo
Facebook has knackerred my account so I can’t log on and there is no way to tell them. Well done Facebook. (PS - this came from ping.fm)
The pupil asked the Zen master “What is Bhudda?”. The Zen master took off his slipper, put it on his head, and walked away.
Popculture and the new religions
I went into a book shop, something I do a lot, and found myself wondering about the gap between pop culture and academic life. Unless the shop is particularly huge, I rarely find a book which is actual history, actual psychology or actual science. The reason may be that the true concepts behind the disciplines are far too complex for the uninitiated to grasp and in the case of science this is...
I am much more interested in a difficult question than in an easy answer.
9 mile walk; check. First bit of main essay; check. Relax and chill time; Doh!
Right, time to nail this objectivity mofo!
Just a test of this ping thing. Carry on!