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The surest way to make a monkey of a man

I just finished Musings of a Monkey, by Steven Baxter. It’s partly a compilation of his blogposts (from Enemies of Reason and other sources), partly a handful of extended essays on the state of journalism and the ramifications of the … Continue reading

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What's a fan of Russell Brand to do?

I love my Dad. For some time I couldn’t cope with him, and it looked to all intents and purposes like I didn’t love him at all. But now I can deal with him, and we have a lot more … Continue reading

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For all your libel threat needs

Craig Murray is once again being threatened with libel action by a millionaire, although this time the threat is a rather tangential and allusive one made by someone who considers himself a “good friend” of the potential plaintiff. What’s most … Continue reading

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The LRB is political because everything is political

I’ve tried to think of ways of explaining why the LRB is such a fantastic publication, and why everyone who counts themselves a reasonable, informed human being ought to subscribe to it (much as they should also pay at least … Continue reading

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Intellectual vacuum

Every community has variety, and scientists—a lazy demographic shorthand used to describe people so fantastically different that the variation is far more important than the average—are no different. Despite the overwhelming majority of highly qualified climatologists who hold the opposing … Continue reading

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Big Bum Corporation

This might disappear, of course, (or the image be replaced, so the joke will cease to be funny) so it’s worth quoting a bit of it here: Scrabble makers are claiming intellectual property theft … Facebook told the PA newswire … Continue reading

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That boy needs therapy

Treatment with unethical practitioners: Caveat emptors. Pepper, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (1997); 27(3), 215–223 Therapists who are trained at psychoanalytic institutes often foster unethical relationships between trainees and senior therapists. This practice may pass on the damage to the unsuspecting … Continue reading

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