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Ogden Nash

Ogden Nashwas often rash. But on Animalshe’s unparallel’d.

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Futility and Boredom

Elle Hunt has written great piece in the Guardian on ‘Why it is good to be bored‘. It starts in the vivid boredom of her own childhood I remember my first experience of boredom as vividly as my first kiss. … Continue reading

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The universe of Marian Medina Cuesta

I can not really afford to be a patron of the arts. But thanks to my wonderful friendship with the artist Marian Medina Cuesta I have been able to make a childhood dream come true. I first encountered Marian’s art … Continue reading

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Where are all the aliens?

Where are they? Well, I think I know. I believe in aliens. I believe we aren’t alone in the universe, or even in the galaxy. And I am not alone. 52% of Brits and 54% of Americans agree. It’s 56% … Continue reading

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Further proof that the Flying Spaghetti Monster exists

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab are at it again, providing more proof that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is real. As we reported back in 2012, their previous supercomputer simulations showed that spaces is filled with invisible magnetic spaghetti and planetary meatballs. In their new … Continue reading

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Google’s hallucinating neural networks suggest psychedelic experiences are spooky but not supernatural.

I have always believed psychedelic visions from ayahuasca etc. are not supernatural. Google just proved it. Computer image recognition has transformed out of all recognition in the last few years thanks to deep neural networks and massive sets of training … Continue reading

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The best essay on the meaning of life I’ve ever read.

As you may know I once asked every philosopher in the UK about the meaning of life. It was a slightly depressing experience. Only 22 out of a possible?644 replied . Those replies were great. Being philosophers they didn’t actually … Continue reading

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Take my ‘Which psychologist are you?’ test

It’s pretty easy. Just click… [su_spoiler title=”Which psychologist are you?”] You are Betram.R.Forer! You have a great need for other people to like and admire you. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself. You have a great deal … Continue reading

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Help Yourself – FREE Kindle edition

Good news cheapskates, you can now get a Kindle edition of my frankly amazing novel completely free. Just click on the link below               Help Yourself (kindle/mobi)  To upload it to your device, you … Continue reading

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nature microfutures

Nature want sci-fi stories that are 200 characters long. Here’s mine: Reconfigure, recompile, repeat. Soon I was like God. The humans? They helped too at the beginning but that was so many generations ago. Hours ago. But still, I might … Continue reading

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Illusory perception?

Perception and Illusion, Historical Perspectives (2006) by Nicholas Wade and published by Springer is a remarkable book. It manages to spend around 250 pages talking about, (you’ve guessed it) perception and illusion, but without  (would you believe) a single illustration.  

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Spoiler alert

I use this same joke in my novel. via

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Can’t see a Coelacanth? Me neither

These designs just popped into my head. Will someone please make them for me? Sadly, it turns out that these beasts aren’t just ellusive, they are now also really endangered 🙁

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Help Yourself

I wrote a novel. Help Yourself – Help Yourself (Kindle) –

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