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There are so many twisted, knotted strands to this Charlie Hebdo thing, forming a dark shroud – let’s pull on a few of those strands, and see whether the fabric tightens or falls apart.
I don’t think I’ve met any adult who relishes getting out of bed and starting whatever they have planned for the day: here’s what works for me.
Despite good intentions, people’s prescriptions on how not to be prejudiced can often be misfires.
Some people act as though their mind isn’t part of their body, rather like it’s an ethereal object, floating somewhere behind and to the left of their head. Of course, the brain is an organ like any other and a proper breakfast on your exam morning is an undemanding way… Continue Reading Making an Exam-Day Breakfast
Choosing the right way to think about an academic question can sometimes be as important as your level of intelligence or your knowledge.
I’m sure that the reader has heard several religious people arguing over differing interpretations of the book to which all subscribe. Yet, this discussion represents only the partition of territory after the region has been occupied and conquered.
I feel that I too often encounter a positive reaction to a pronouncement by the brilliant Dawkins alongside an admonition of his character and his method of operation.
By way of a temporal journey back a few months: I was reading a BBC article today which discussed the decision by the German state of Bavaria to allow the publication of Mein Kampf after it’s copyright expires in 2015. I was then directed to a story about how the… Continue Reading Offensive Censorship
In the last Saturday’s Guardian Magazine, the boldly titled ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’ referred to a very interesting study on the nature of the human mind. The column discussed the way in which people perceive the constitution of the human mind and even the dreaded soul, and whether… Continue Reading The Constitution of the Mind