Monthly Archives: May 2018


What we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments. Each day when ‘we’ awaken, a useless bit of software that has evolved in our brains starts up and stitches together from ‘memory’ what it believes … Continue reading

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

image: from Martijn Meijerink on, cc0 A growing number of researchers and theorists studying human nature, and the nature of the universe, from a wide range of disciplines, now seem to agree that most non-human creatures do not have, and … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from Michael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the … Continue reading

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

fruit bat, from wikimedia Many people liked my Several Short Sentences About… Jellyfish, so I thought I’d reprise the idea with a list of interesting things about bats, which are mammals… sort of like us: Bats evolved about 60-100 million … Continue reading

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