Category Archives: Personal favourites

My blog posts that I’m particularly proud of (please excuse the hubris).

Our most important sense

What is our most important sense? When I’ve asked this question of others, I’ve often got the answer: “well, I wouldn’t want to lose my sense of sight”. And I agree. I wouldn’t want to lose my sense of sight … Continue reading

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When I am a father

It’s one thing to like a girl only to find out she doesn’t feel the same way. It’s quite another for her to actually like you back but still not want to go out with you. And so continues my … Continue reading

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Darwin vs. technology: are science and engineering altering the evolution of the human race?

Classic evolutionary theory holds that genes are passed from one generation to the next. Some genes confer certain advantages on the host, and holders of these genes go on to flourish. Other genes may be detrimental, and holders of these … Continue reading

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The Problem and the Power of Now

I was speaking to an elderly gentleman at the bus stop this morning and the conversation troubled me: he had a problem with Now. He felt sorry for children nowadays, what with all the unemployment now. His son had been … Continue reading

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