Archive for August, 2019

New novel will be available within weeks



WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO SOCIETY IF CRIME BECAME IMPOSSIBLE‚Ķ INCONCEIVABLE? AND WHAT DIABOLICAL MACHINATIONS COULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN? IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, READ THE ENGKLIMASTAT (Engklimastat (noun): that which prevents or stops law-breaking. Gk egklima, law-breaking, + stat)…

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Evolution of the domestic dog



Two separate shifts in scientific opinion about the domestic dog have happened during the past few years. It’s interesting to consider them together. One shift came from a detailed molecular genetic study of canines, which revealed such a close similarity…

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Should we be scared of the ‘extreme right’?



During the past few days, three more mass shootings have occurred in the USA. In at least two of those cases, the motivation of the gunman seems to have been antagonism to immigrants and non-White people. Some commentators have attributed…

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We have a new prime minister



Boris Johnson has achieved his long-term (lifelong?) ambition by becoming the new U.K. prime minister. His primary aim is to ensure that Brexit happens by 31st October, deal or no deal. He has therefore appointed a right-wing, pro-Brexit cabinet comprising…

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First blog for months!



It’s been a busy time since May, but it should never be too busy to post a blog. Call it selective laziness. Anyway, conscience (or something) has summoned me with a faint but persistent trumpet blast, so now I’m writing…

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