Monthly Archives: May 2013

Defined by Gender

This is exactly why I hate being defined by my gender. It’s not just about the backward, religious conservative American perspective of male-female complementary idealism (which just means inequality, and women mustn’t work) which bothers me, but the archaic idea … Continue reading

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Inside the Box

Sometimes we stand looking into the box, but other times we are inside the box and they are looking in. We humans tend to assume that we are always outside looking into the cage, and the only time we are … Continue reading

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How far did Social and Religious Factors Influence the Evolution of Mathematical Models of the Universe?

Original ideas about the universe did not consider it as a mathematical model. Anaximander (610-546BC) was the first to propose a mechanical model for the world, envisaging the earth as the flat top surface to a cylindrical platform floating very … Continue reading

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Empty Promises

Recently I thought about how much I give to charities on a regular (direct debit) basis. It wasn’t much. I had a bit of a think and realised why I didn’t donate more than the amount I did, and well, … Continue reading

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Dualism – Two Things I Don’t Recommend

Dualism is the belief system that the mind and body are entirely separate entities. Everybody subscribes to dualism in some small way – and it’s only natural: a defence system for coping with threats and dangers. It’s probably linked to … Continue reading

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The Cost of Food

As if it didn’t annoy me enough when people say that those on benefits are scroungers, that nobody really goes hungry in this country, or that they simply can’t imagine spending less than £30/week/person on food, and how does anybody … Continue reading

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Negative Claims – Ask for Evidence

The Voice of Young Science has recently taken part in an Ask for Evidence open letter campaign addressing the need for supermarkets to correctly inform the public about health risks by reducing advertising on products “free-from” non-harmful hysteria-laden products. You … Continue reading

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