Month: May 2007

  • Fodor on meaning of life

    “I rather doubt that life has a meaning. If I thought perhaps it did, and I wanted to find out what its meaning is, I don’t imagine I’d ask someone whose credentials consist of a PhD in philosophy.” – Jerry Fodor from an interview with Mark Vernon which reminds me that i really must revive…

  • money spiders

    i’ve been wondering about money spiders. I saw a money spider wandering around on our new lab picnic table in our new lab garden. It was wee. no more than 2mm across. It got me wondering. I’ve been wondering why they are money spiders. and if they make webs. they probably do, they are spiders…

  • Law of Obligations and Tomfoolery

    Earlier today I was invigilating LLB Tort exam, this was question two. Ed, a thirteen year old, is playing by the main road outside the playground with his friends, Sam aged eleven and Albert aged fourteen. Sam suggests that they play ‘Chicken’, a game where children take turns to run across the road as near…

  • Love and Happiness

    You probably want both right? You may be looking in the wrong places. Two short talks from the TED talks series.. Granted the whole TED thing has an sickening taste of pomousness and corporate greenwash, but they do get very good speakers. Helen Fisher on how one should take coke and avoid ecstasy & prozac…

  • parcourski

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    some incredible russian free running [ifilm]2684760[/ifilm] i wouldn’t mind his shoulders but i wouldn’t like his knees a few years from now.