Category Archives: Environment

Rock Bottom: Are We There Yet (now Boris is PM)?


In the last post, The Matrix and How to Escape It, I conjectured about the role of fiction – from fairytales to Hollywood – in creating our readiness to believe nonsense, such as conspiracy theories, New Age ideas or political … Continue reading

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The Real Matrix and How to Escape It


The subject of the film, The Matrix came up in the comments of Yakaru’s blog, Spirituality is No Excuse lately, and it inspired me to write about something I’ve meant to approach for a while – the real Matrix.

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Messy Brexit and a Hotter New Year


Well done, you’ve survived another year, and so have I, even despite Christmas excess. The occasional discomfort in the upper torso was just indigestion, probably. At the end of December, or when we can be bothered to get round to … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Heads: Global Politics and Conspiracy Theories


Prompted by the arrival of a new commentator, Paul, I decided to approach the thorny subjects of global politics and conspiracy theories. Paul posted a link to wikispooks (User:Peter) in a comment, saying that the preamble there was also his … Continue reading

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A Critique of “The Truth About Organic Farming” by Christie Wilcox


I was reading an article at Yakaru’s excellent blog, Spirituality is No Excuse, when I stumbled into a discussion about organic farming with someone who commented there. Woody seemed – I thought – to lump together “organic fanatics” with “Ufology … Continue reading

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