I am in a very philosophical frame of mind tonight, and have been philosophising recently about the Universe. The universe, infinite in size, is mostly empty. On average. I know there are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe, with at least one hundred billion stars in each galaxy. There are massive,Continue reading “The universe”
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The pachyderm in the chamber.
I think it might be time to tackle the elephant in residence in the room, or at least try to make it feel a little uncomfortable. This particular elephant is rapidly approaching morbid obesity and assuming ever larger chunks of attention for itself; it is the metaphorical administrative-management tail wagging the administered-staff dog; it isContinue reading “The pachyderm in the chamber.”
New word definition
igneoramus /ˈɪɡnɪəreɪməs/ noun a person so burningly stupid that they cause the listener’s brain to melt. Portmanteau word formed from concatenation of igneous (of rock) having solidified from lava or magma, and ignoramus an ignorant or stupid person.
Dipping a toe in the shark tank
OK, I’m going to stray into politics for this blog. Or rather Politics. The reason for the capital P will, I hope, become clear. I was too young to appreciate the real importance of the words of the great Reverend Martin Luther King Jr in August 1963. At a time when in certain quarters ofContinue reading “Dipping a toe in the shark tank”