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What time is love?

Always now. Always and now. It’s part of that infinite now that stretches out not just in every spatial direction (because love is bigger than universe, and wraps us all together) but also temporally. Love holds together the people that … Continue reading

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Why do nurses get paid less than bankers?

Bankers make money. Nurses save lives. Which do you think we value more? Our money or our lives? It’s the old highwayman’s ultimatum, and it’s generally expected that most people will choose their life. That doesn’t seem to be the … Continue reading

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Should we be recording the sum of our knowledge onto something more lasting than digital media?

In principle it sounds like a good idea. In actuality it’s so close to impossible that it’s barely worth considering. Though it raises important questions. I just did some searching for the amount of information produced in a year. I … Continue reading

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Will we see proof of telepathy in our lifetime?

In the sci-fi sense of direct brain to brain communcation of thoughts, ideas and words, I suspect not. It’s impossible to know, though. The future is currently as unknowable as the minds of others. I also think that telepathy is … Continue reading

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Is there a state of pure understanding?

Not one that I’ve seen. Although I doubt I’m a likely candidate for enlightenment at my current rate of self obsession and materialism. It always strikes me as odd that the word understand implies the notion of standing under something. … Continue reading

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What will future historians call the era in which we live?

We’ve been on similar ground before. Last night I was finishing my book about the Curies, and was reminded of the build up to World War II. It’s funny how a national curriculum that appears most efficient if you spend … Continue reading

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We are separate, but we are one, but are we?

The division has begun. Well. It certainly appears that there’s a difference between you and me, and if not a difference, at least a distance. The gap between us is normally air, space, nothingness, but even pressed up against each … Continue reading

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What is the most effective form of communication?

I don’t think there is one. Or rather. I don’t know if communication, real communication, is possible. It’s one of the greatest problems of intelligence, but we shrug it of constantly. It is impossible to say just what I mean. … Continue reading

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Hello? Is it me you are looking for?

I have absolutely no idea who or what I’m looking for. But you’ll do for now. I don’t even mean that in a bad way. I just mean that people kind of fuel me. Every time I meet someone, pretty … Continue reading

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Why do only fools and horses work?

Somewhere between conditioning and fear lies the need to be held tight to the cuddling ironclad belly of consumer capitalism. Obviously, this applies more to fools (self-included) than horses, who work purely because of conditioning. In horses it’s called ‘breaking’ … Continue reading

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