So I like this clip. When I think about
I often use this type of sweeping imagery and it really does help you
comprehend the mind-boggling timescales involved. Just think of it. All
those generations of stupid apes, sitting around not doing very much
(think, eating and fucking …
My recent post on optimism was inspired by yet another very interesting science book that I read recently. Catastrophes: the Science of Mass Extinction by Vince Courtillot, is a fascinating romp through the evidence that catastrophic events have been an important influence in the development of life on Earth. The …
It's certainly been a while since I posted any words. Unfortunately I'm
still not quite in the mood for anything too deep and
existential, but I did want to share these two video clips. The first is from a
National Geographic documentary
on human evolution and shows what happens when …
Quite a while ago now, I asked the question 'Is Paris Hilton Inevitable?'
Pinker covers a similar topic in his book, 'How The Mind Works'
when he discusses the possibility that
intelligence elsewhere in the
a SETI fan might ask, isn't it true that animals …