Tag Archives: life

7 years since being “terminal”, 5 years since 2% survival!

A Special day today – 7 years since being given a 2% chance of living 2 years, 5 years since passing that 2% mark. In the world of cancer, 5 years survival is considered cured (even if you are full … Continue reading

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A response to a critique of “Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs”

Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. [My response to Kimock’s critique – rather than the original post itself.] Hi Kimock There … Continue reading

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Banks gone Bad

Banks Gone Bad: How Our Evolved Morality Has Failed Us We seem to be unable to punish bankers for their scandalous behavior because our moral instincts can’t cope Sorry, but this piece over simplifies the reality. The claim made that … Continue reading

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Culture?

The One Culture: Four new books indicate that the barrier between science and the humanities is at last breaking down While I generally align with the main thesis, to me some of the core conceptual steps and linkages have been … Continue reading

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Mortality

May 30-31,’16 ~ QofDay~ Incarnation Do you regard mortality, or the fact that everyone born into this incarnation will eventually die (with the possible exception of Ted Howard… of course), as a blessing or a curse? {Why – Thank you … Continue reading

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Money cartoon – comments added!

On Ailsa’s Facebook Page – Cartoon of a man with a stick tied to his back, with a string tied to a wad of money, running hands outstretched towards the money, with an open grave unseen ahead. I just can’t … Continue reading

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Ehrlich Lecture – Population, environment, extinction and ethics

Blavatnik Public Lecture with Prof. Paul Ehrlich CSER Cambridge Streamed live on 9 May 2016 Population, Environment, Extinction and Ethics It seems to me that Paul is a bit over half right. Yes we have some really serious issues. Yes … Continue reading

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