Monthly Archives: December 2013

Desolation of Smaug

Enjoyed stage two of The Hobbit more than stage one. It had to be Jackson to direct this, the movie Moguls got that right. Enough of Tolkein’s lovely language and rich imagination to satisfy the likes of me, enough Pirates … Continue reading

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Selfish Genes and planetary consciousness

I have been reading Stephen Pinker’s ‘Better Angels’ and more recently Mandy Hager’s teen novel ‘Smashed’, which begins with a teen complaining about having to be a puppet of ‘selfish genes’. ‘Better Angels’ is an impressive book, but I think … Continue reading

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