Science and Ideas Archive

  •  Let me get one thing straight, before I commence my rant for today: Avatar is one of the best things to happen to the science fictional world in years.  It’s...

    Is James Cameron a Traitor to his Own Species?

     Let me get one thing straight, before I commence my rant for today: Avatar is one of the best things to happen to the science fictional world in years.  It’s...

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  • Adrian Reynolds sent me this, a definitive account of how the big banks are screwing us and risk destroying our economies and our entire way of life  They are acting...

    The Battle Between Good and Evil: The Big Con

    Adrian Reynolds sent me this, a definitive account of how the big banks are screwing us and risk destroying our economies and our entire way of life  They are acting...

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  • I read a funny little article in my paper on Saturday by a witty, liberal, sweet columnist called Simon Hoggart. Here’s what he said: As a climate change agnostic –...

    The Battle Between Good and Evil: Climate Change

    I read a funny little article in my paper on Saturday by a witty, liberal, sweet columnist called Simon Hoggart. Here’s what he said: As a climate change agnostic –...

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  • I’ve written before on this site about the Battle Between Good and Evil;  and I will do so again.  It’s here, it’s now, we’re in the midst of it. This...

    The Battle Between Good and Evil

    I’ve written before on this site about the Battle Between Good and Evil;  and I will do so again.  It’s here, it’s now, we’re in the midst of it. This...

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  • Hey, I’m not here, I’m over there,  on the site of urban fantasy author Nicole Peeler, talking about myth.

    Swimming with Selkies

    Hey, I’m not here, I’m over there,  on the site of urban fantasy author Nicole Peeler, talking about myth.

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  • This blog believes that we are now – all of us – engaged in a vast global battle between good and evil. Polly Toynbee explains why.

    The Battle Between Good and Evil

    This blog believes that we are now – all of us – engaged in a vast global battle between good and evil. Polly Toynbee explains why.

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  • I’ve written a new Orbit post about one of my favourite subjects – aliens.  Take a look here. This post prompted ace webguy Darren Turpin to send me a link...

    Finally, the sexy aliens…

    I’ve written a new Orbit post about one of my favourite subjects – aliens.  Take a look here. This post prompted ace webguy Darren Turpin to send me a link...

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  • I love evil;  I embrace evil. And, on a daily basis, I earn a living out of evil. However I am not, despite what you might suppose from the sinister photograph...

    A Touch of Evil

    I love evil;  I embrace evil. And, on a daily basis, I earn a living out of evil. However I am not, despite what you might suppose from the sinister photograph...

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  • In the last blog I wrote, as promised a little while ago, I offered a detailed mathematical explanation of the principles of faster than light space travel, and added an...

    Faster than the Speed of Light

    In the last blog I wrote, as promised a little while ago, I offered a detailed mathematical explanation of the principles of faster than light space travel, and added an...

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  • I recently discovered the meaning of life. And you think I’m going to tell you? Well okay I will.  This is the edited version of course.  I have thousands of...

    The Meaning of Life

    I recently discovered the meaning of life. And you think I’m going to tell you? Well okay I will.  This is the edited version of course.  I have thousands of...

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  • Brian Ruckley has been recommending the TED Talks page – this is an amazing organisation which allows experts, amateur and professional, in almost every field to have their say about...

    The Aquatic Ape

    Brian Ruckley has been recommending the TED Talks page – this is an amazing organisation which allows experts, amateur and professional, in almost every field to have their say about...

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  • I’m reading Charles Stross’ Halting State at the moment, which is a gripping and tautly written piece,  and full of wonderful extrapolations about the future.  (It starts with a virtual...

    On the Future of Batteries

    I’m reading Charles Stross’ Halting State at the moment, which is a gripping and tautly written piece,  and full of wonderful extrapolations about the future.  (It starts with a virtual...

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  • Finally, after numerous delays, the space shuttle Atlantis has launched, carrying its valuable cargo – a new space laboratory called, rather nicely, Columbus.  This is another vital step forward in...

    On the Columbus Lab

    Finally, after numerous delays, the space shuttle Atlantis has launched, carrying its valuable cargo – a new space laboratory called, rather nicely, Columbus.  This is another vital step forward in...

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  • For my thoughts on  Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quote, check out The Book Swede’s site.

    On Magic and Science

    For my thoughts on  Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quote, check out The Book Swede’s site.

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