Category Archives: Pop Philosophy

Ely Cathedral

“After a coffee I ended up in Ely Cathedral. I find cathedrals quite difficult to resist and Ely Cathedral, at 5.30 on a bank holiday afternoon, has very little competition. I also have a bit of a thing for meditating

Ely Cathedral

“After a coffee I ended up in Ely Cathedral. I find cathedrals quite difficult to resist and Ely Cathedral, at 5.30 on a bank holiday afternoon, has very little competition. I also have a bit of a thing for meditating

Major Tim doesn’t not believe in God, or does…

Tim Peake was on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning answering the question of, “Was the universe designed by a higher intelligence?” This was the way the question was posed to Britain’s latest astronaut by the BBC’s Justin

Major Tim doesn’t not believe in God, or does…

Tim Peake was on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning answering the question of, “Was the universe designed by a higher intelligence?” This was the way the question was posed to Britain’s latest astronaut by the BBC’s Justin

Reality, atomic science and the Pope

This is something I wrote when I was recently asked to contribute to the Huffington Post Weird News, but apparently it was too weird for them; then again it’s not really news. It’s just a bit of nonsense really. According

Reality, atomic science and the Pope

This is something I wrote when I was recently asked to contribute to the Huffington Post Weird News, but apparently it was too weird for them; then again it’s not really news. It’s just a bit of nonsense really. According

To be philosophical or not to be philosophical

I’ve finally started working on the manuscript for the book of the great travelogue tour. So far I’ve got 39 documents of rough notes that need a lot of editing. The plan is to put another layer of thoughts over

To be philosophical or not to be philosophical

I’ve finally started working on the manuscript for the book of the great travelogue tour. So far I’ve got 39 documents of rough notes that need a lot of editing. The plan is to put another layer of thoughts over

Ennui and the art of motorcycle maintenance

This appeared on Facebook a little while ago. Interestingly BBC Radio 4 just broadcast a dramatisation of Zen the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig (one of my favourite books) and it seems strangely apposite. I’ve read the

Ennui and the art of motorcycle maintenance

This appeared on Facebook a little while ago. Interestingly BBC Radio 4 just broadcast a dramatisation of Zen the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig (one of my favourite books) and it seems strangely apposite. I’ve read the

Have we reached the peak of the scientific model of reality?

Radio 4’s Today programme, today, had a short feature on the thoughts of a physicist named Russell Stannard. In his new book he suggests that we may be coming to a point where science has made the majority of its

Have we reached the peak of the scientific model of reality?

Radio 4’s Today programme, today, had a short feature on the thoughts of a physicist named Russell Stannard. In his new book he suggests that we may be coming to a point where science has made the majority of its

Barrow’s Law

Social media promotion expands to fill the time allocated for the creation of that which is being promoted. Has anybody said this before I wonder?

Barrow’s Law

Social media promotion expands to fill the time allocated for the creation of that which is being promoted. Has anybody said this before I wonder?