I don’t know how many times I’ve had that discussion where the person on the other side of the debate thinks that all video games are about killing space aliens. OK. I do know how many. It’s a lot. Most … Continue reading →
I just tried Sage – a Firefox extension for reading RSS feeds. It’s very beautiful – like an ornate teapot made of chocolate. Unfortunately it looks like no one ever actually considered using it for, like, reading RSS feeds. There … Continue reading →
I have a long-standing theory that most of the Great Men who stand for Great Causes don’t actually believe in their great cause per se – rather they give the appearance of belief because it is convenient to do so. … Continue reading →
I checked with my local semitic language speaker and together we went through all of the english words for time (during, since, yesterday, soon, later) that we could think of and found an exact correlation in maltese for each one. … Continue reading →
Andrew Sullivan posted a comment from a reader yesterday who claimed that Real atheists lack the humility to understand what they don’t understand Adding irony to insult, he followed up with an implication that the trouble with atheists is that … Continue reading →
Babel’s Dawn is a new blog about the origins of language – a subject which I find deeply fascinating. Today Mr Babel makes an analogy with evolution and describes the three main forces in biological evolution (drift, conservation and innovation) … Continue reading →
Bob suggests that my belief in the possibility of flying by concentrating very, very hard, is not reasonable because there is strong evidence against the claim of flying but while I admit that there is no evidence either for or … Continue reading →
Bob quotes John Stuart Mill any one who feels it conducive either to his satisfaction or to his usefulness to hope for a future state as a possibility, there is no hindrance to his indulging that hopeâ€ (Mill 1874: 210). … Continue reading →
I believe that every natural phenomenon that can possibly be explained will eventually be explained by science (for large values of eventually) and everything else has no explanation.
My post about playing Space Invaders with Brain Computer Interface (BCI) inspired an interesting lunchtime conversation. Rob wondered what you would actually think to make the gun turret move left. My answer is that you would think leftness thoughts.