No Brain, And No Will – The Morality Of A Coronavirus

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A few weeks into the coronavirus outbreak, and I’m affected. No, I haven’t caught the damn thing – luckily – but I’ll have to face the prospect, sooner or later, of running out of facemasks for my dental practice. Thanks to panic buying – even colleagues have been stocking up, it seems – my dental […]

The Case Against Evolutionary Psychology – When Science Forgets Morality

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve had a brief encounter with the world of evolutionary psychology, by posting my last piece in a Facebook group baring the same name. It was accepted by a moderator but not, it seems, by the group’s members. Maybe they didn’t like the way I criticized psychologists. I was accused of submitting a blog post […]

One “D” Or Two? – Bilingualism And “Le Brain”

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Bilingualism isn’t all fun, I’m afraid. There are certain words in English that I loathe, and there are certain words in French that I hate, when I’m forced to spell them. I still haven’t found a way of remembering that the French word “adresse” and English word “address” are spelt differently whilst, apparently, meaning the same thing. […]

Pennies From Heaven – Trump Turns His Back On Humanity And Reason

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord… – Donald Trump, June 2017   And every time it rains, it rains, pennies from heaven Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven You’ll find your fortune fallin’ all over […]