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Category Archives: Cosmology

The Search for the ‘God Particle’

Away from political passions, I have an avid armchair interest in cosmology and was interested to read in today’s Scotsman that CERN’s particle accelerator is weeks away from being ready … Continue reading

14 April, 2007 · 3 Comments

Sophisticated ancient computer bedazzles

What a marvel. Only have time to excerpt extracts below at present but couldn’t pass up highlighting this amazing discovery of extraordinary ancient technical sophistication. Ian Sample, Mysteries of computer … Continue reading

1 December, 2006 · 1 Comment

The Passion of the Western Mind

A Norwegian friend and I living in Canberra a few years ago had fun filling up some rare idle time writing lists on a rainy day. Personal top tens such … Continue reading

13 November, 2006 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"