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Climate change letter

Preparing New Zealand for rising seas – Certainty and uncertainty email to Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on her report above – sent 14/1/16 Hi Jan, I find your report interesting, and it seems to contain many … Continue reading

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Some images of the recent Venus-Moon conjunction

Took these images a few days ago – 9th October to be precise. The first was taken pre-dawn, and the others during the morning, as Venus approached, went behind, and emerged. Just taken from our deck in Kaikoura with a … Continue reading

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Google’s New Look

Google’s look, evolved You’ll see the new design roll out across our products soon. Hope you enjoy it! I am sure someone must have done the math, but as one of those people who likes things to stay where and … Continue reading

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NZRFC

NZRFC essentially non-functional Updated 1 Nov 2016 Below is what I wrote in August 2015. I changed it on the RFC website, because it seems it was being misinterpreted by some. I am leaving it here in its original form … Continue reading

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Goodreads – Ask Richard Dawkins a Question

Goodreads – Ask Richard Dawkins a question Hi Jessica A question for Richard, which is more like 3 in one: I am keen to know, if in the light of Axelrod’s work on the role of secondary strategies in stabilising … Continue reading

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Birthday symbols

Birthday wishes Thanks Kathy It is really strange. I get the societal symbolism of cakes. I get that adding alcohol and sugar to a mix of berries and covering it with a layer of solid sugar was a mechanism of … Continue reading

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Surviving Cancer

Ailsa’s Facebook page Comments on cancer and my my five year survival day Spending that time with a great young couple who are facing a similar diagnosis was very special. To be able to make a difference, to be able … Continue reading

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My Cancer talk I gave at the Kaikoura Health day.

Here is a recording I made of my talk – just the mp3 Audio (52 minutes). Here is a pdf of my TedTalk- Cancer_Story I made as a powerpoint presentation to accompany the talk.

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Road trip

Yesterday morning left home in Kaikoura at 5am – for Picton and the ferry. Got off the Ferry at 11:45 and started driving North. Picked up two hitchhikers at the end of the Wellington Motorway and dropped them at Bulls. … Continue reading

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10 Books that have stayed with me

From Will’s facebook page: List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. The selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins – strangely enough because it outlines the evolutionary significance of cooperation – in the latter chapters 10-14 – the … Continue reading

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