Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Importance of Physical Labour

During a period of intellectual exhaution, I have found that one of the best things that I can do to recover my faculties is to engage in a brief interval of hard physical labour. The reasoning behind this is simple: … Continue reading

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Hey, You Kids! Get Off My Lawn!

If there’s one thing I absolutely can’t stand, it is the seemingly in-built perogative of my fellow Human beings, once they exceed a certain age, to start whining at length about how new technologies have caused the younger generations to … Continue reading

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Do the Dew

When I was about twelve or thirteen years old, I recall hearing a rumour circulating around my school that the soft drink Mountain Dew reduced the volume of the testicles of males who consumed it. More sensational versions of this … Continue reading

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My Thesis Project: A Jargon-Free Explanation

In order to conclude the Jargon Trilogy (and also because I think it will be good for my personal understanding), I would like to try to explain the substance of my thesis project under the assumption that my reader has … Continue reading

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The Downside to the Having Your Jargon Taken Seriously

…Of course, there is a downside to the percieved authority of science. Namely, even though people recognize its authority, they don’t bother to try to understand it. As a result, a great many people apparently find it impossible to distinguish … Continue reading

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Of Jargon and the Two Cultures

Furthering my earlier points about the rivalry between the Sciences and the Humanities, I’ve noticed an apparent inequality between the way that the two are percieved by society at large. Namely, there appears to be a widespread belief amongst the … Continue reading

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Stupidity in the Name of Rationalism

By now, those of you who have been reading my blog for a while have probably figured-out that I consider myself to be a rationalist. I assume that nearly everybody, if pressed, would consider themselves to be a ‘rational person’ … Continue reading

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