Month: August 2011

  • The Meaning of Life (in Under 300 Words)

    It turns out some psychologists (Baumeister and Vohs, 2002) have found the meaning of life. Psychologists are much more pragmatic than philosophers. Rather than working out the meaning of life from first principles or anything daft like that they just went out at asked a lot of people. Jeremy Dean at PsyBlog summarises what they found…

  • Over Mucho Grande?

    Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn’t handle it. Buddy couldn’t handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew? Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn’t handle it, and he went to pieces. *Andy* went to pieces? No. Andy was the navigator. He was…

  • So you want to take over the world?

    It is the dream that many of us have. But I really wouldn’t bother taking over the world if I were you.. The chances are it would be quite a lot of work and no-one seems to have managed it yet. More importantly, you’ll never get a moment to yourself ever again and if you want…