Displaying posts tagged: for it is written

Varium et Mutabile

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This year’s reading includes a novel in which a biologically female character is consistently referred to by the narration and other characters as ‘he’, and one of those characters is described as ‘mansplaining’ to him.

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Inviting

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‘Do you agree that we are living through an era in which rational dispute and reasoned debate are being rejected? Have your say in the comments below’

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Sounds Funny

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What it’s like to hear voices: Sammee has been hearing voices for most of her life... Have you ever heard voices?

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2020 Foresight

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Out of 2077-inspired curiosity I picked up the Cyberpunk 2020 Bundle of Holding, which is why I find myself reading a sourcebook from 1994 called the Rough Guide to the U.K. Its ‘brief recent history’ begins thus: The United Kingdom has been going through some turbulent times recently.

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Philosophotypo

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strangely shaped pieces of meta

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Strange Company

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To the fashion for seeking to employ ‘rockstars’ and ‘ninja’ and ‘Jedi’ and so on we can apparently add ‘ethicists’. Riot Games (of League of Legends fame) is advertising for an Executive Assistant (North America). In the ‘you are’ section, right after ‘a communications black belt’, we have the following novel definition:

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Stark Raving Contrast

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Consider for example the difference between their opening video and ours. Theirs focuses on the contribution Britain makes to the EU budget but fails to reference the benefits our membership brings [...]. It’s fundamentally dishonest. [...] Our opening video, by contrast, features a range of people speaking from experience about the benefits of being in Europe. …

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Moderate In Any Medium

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What on Earth is Liberal Democrat Artwork?

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Hyperbrow

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‘I tend... to the view that Williams, like Hume, was a minimalist. He saw the impossibility of systems and grand narratives, and yet at the same time wanted to uphold our ordinary ways of thinking,’ writes the philosopher Roger Scruton in a Telegraph review of essays by the philosopher Bernard Williams. To which someone in the …

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Cold Fusion Power Notation

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I’ve just had to e-mail a science education website (which shall remain nameless) to explain that the interior of the Sun is probably not, as it claims, around 107 Kelvin. By way of comparison, water freezes at about 273 Kelvin.

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Single-mindedness

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He said: “I think the point about the discussion of different diplomacies was the sense that French diplomacy is very good at a single-minded pursuit of a perception of the national interest.

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Another Plan Foiled

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Research Councils will not permit an institution to claim more than 100% of any one individual’s time...

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The Least of Our Worries

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Robert’s recent concerns about exam questions:

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Academonic

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No results found for demyship:(Demyship)

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Your Vote Counts

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He told Sunday Politics that the Conservative [sic] make up five-fifths of the coalition...

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