Category Archives: A Passing Thought

The Aspartame Conspiracy #newstuff

You can tell your posts are getting read by someone when you get contacted by strangers. Actually it happened a lot on my first blog, but that’s because I was part of a forum and blogged about my wedding plans. … Continue reading

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Do you Trust Atoms?

It’s a play: ‘Trusting Atoms: the Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann’, a tragic science play, no less. Locked in a conflict over the existence of atoms, 19th century physics and philosophy become personal, like all other human endeavour. I first … Continue reading

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Beauty of climbing in art

Just because wow.

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Hot Topics and Fixed Conclusions

How many people out there love satellites, but hate surveillance? A friend just emailed me this, along with the title “Why would people end privacy?” I remember having the same debate in school: is it worth having surveillance to combat … Continue reading

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Things That Go Pop

These days I seem to be having articles splayed all over the place, left right and centre. I could write a bit about what I’ve been up to on here, or I could just link…

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Feeling Happy?

Visit Birmingham Symphony Hall on Saturday 10th May for a range of handd on happiness workshops. How do foods change your mood? Learn tricks to make yourself happier, explore our cultural understanding of happiness and measure your mood! For more … Continue reading

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NEET Figures “Prove” Single Parenting Sinful

As anyone who has grown up with a single parent knows, their parents are complete layabouts, and by virtue of not being in a socially accepted relationship, have no work ethic and have taught us to mooch off the system. … Continue reading

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So Much for Romeo and Juliet

Apparently in America, some states will prosecute a teacher for having a relationship with a student regardless of age… and in the rest it’s okay. There seems no middle ground where it’s not a legal offence but is a breach … Continue reading

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A Leg Up on the Hairy History

The removal of “objectionable hair” is a fashion stunt. Yes. It was started by the fashion industries and slowly crept over women’s bodies invading more and more (and eventually more) private areas as fashion became more revealing. Now, few women … Continue reading

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