Category Archives: memetics

Everything has its place

The late Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, has now been laid to rest, and I trust that I’ve left it long enough that I won’t offend anyone by this post. A recent entry in ‘The Weekly Learn’ … Continue reading

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On Earth Day, please choose to NOT cremate yourself

Happy Earth Day 2021! World ‘leaders’ are meeting today and tomorrow for US President Biden’s ‘Leaders Summit on Climate‘. And there are several other ‘summits’ taking place to discuss this topic throughout the coming months, including the UK-hosted COP26 in … Continue reading

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“Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear”

The Internet tells me that the idiom “question everything, especially rumors [sic]” can be traced back to ‘The Proverbs of Alfred‘ (mid-twelfth century), which are ascribed to King Alfred the Great (c.848-899). Clearly, the concept has been around for a … Continue reading

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Say his name (with a towel)

Jill Dennison posted something yesterday on her blog Filosofa’s Word that suddenly made me sit up and pay attention. Her post begins with a simple statement of fact: Seven jurors were selected this week for the trial of Derek Chauvin, … Continue reading

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Like, Mad?

What message does a ‘like‘ send? One of the things about blogging (and other aspects of Internet life) that puzzles me more than a little is ‘the like’. How can one like this? Or this? Or this? There are, quite … Continue reading

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Winners create history

Those who cannot learn from history are destined to repeat it. (– various attributions) Great quote. But learning from the past can be tricky… While thumbing through a copy of New Scientist I came across a reference to a German … Continue reading

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ye Oath of Giftiness, revisited

Yesterday, as I just found out from fellow blogger Jill Dennison, was ‘Pay It Forward Day‘. I’ve missed the boat on celebrating that, but it reminded me of something… Nine years ago I came up with an idea. It’s a … Continue reading

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What Big Oil knew about climate change

This fifteen minute video details what the oil industry has known, for decades, about how its activities would affect the planet — and what they did about it. Their activities were profoundly successful, as evidenced by the multitudes who are, … Continue reading

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Which virus is worse?

I’ve been looking for a way to write about the coronavirus situation… but without writing about it. Everyone and his dog is on the former bandwagon at the moment, and the last thing I want to do is to add … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Five

All my earlier wibbling about text input reminded me of a cool tool I used a few years ago: it’s called ‘Dasher‘ (free download — for Windows). I haven’t visited the Dasher Project’s website for a long time. Popped over … Continue reading

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