Monthly Archives: March 2013

Philosophy is dead?

Stephen Hawking says philosophy is dead. Apparently we no longer have any need for it because Science will answer all our origin and meta-type questions now. Rarely do I hear someone so intelligent say something so stupid. If we can’t have philosophy, then we’re just left with a new dogmatism: Scientism. Advertisements

How to make home feel like a different place

Does this happen to you? You go away (for 30 minutes, 2 hours, a whole day, a month) and have an experience of some significance. On your return, your home has a different mood/vibe/feel than when you left? One that is an extension of the place you’ve been, as if you’ve brought someplace-else with you? […]

Nature Documentaries

Some people don’t like nature documentaries. While they are my favourite sort of shows to watch, I understand the dislike. Nature docos are bereft of people and people are the most interesting things in the universe. More interesting than rocks or polar bears or even monkeys. Nature documentaries can be like a holiday snap of […]

As promised: What I’m not looking forward to between now and 14 September

It’s not the (seemingly) petty politics related news story on every night. It’s not the high density of street-side candidate signs in marginal seats. (I actually quite like all the signs, even if they are poorly designed. It’s exciting. It’s a signal that something big is soon to happen). It’s the crusty political cracks that […]