Sunday, 17 December 2017


Nothing is impossible - just very expensive.

Sunday, 10 December 2017


The only things that make us what we are are our thoughts which we have made up.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017


It seems that reality is written in numbers.

Sunday, 12 November 2017


real reason 
we do not fine 
trees for littering 
                never          pay

Sunday, 5 November 2017


Every galaxy we have observed in our telescopes is forever changing, becoming - spinning into something else.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Nature of so called Progress

Madness has its evolutionary advantage for only the mad may do the impossible.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The student

The student both passed and failed his quantum mechanics exam.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Our Prejudices

Many, perhaps most, of our prejudices and untruths are so deeply held they are unconscious, undetectable to us, unknown to us, beneath our understanding and yet the cause, the foundation, of that understanding. 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Future

Let us not talk of progress (only children believe in such a thing) instead let us talk of change, of evolution, of possibility.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fun Fact

Our sense of right and wrong has absolutely nothing to do with us.

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Which came first the chicken or the egg? 

Essentialist thinking.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Monday, 21 August 2017


It may be necessary for us to become the alien we have been searching for.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Perhaps all planets are traps not just of gravity but of ways of thinking as well.

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Lesson

Children should be taught at nine to believe in a God without question than at twelve they should be shown the utter absurdity of such an idea.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

The question

The question is not whether we will regard the machines of the future as conscious or not, nor is the question whether the machines of the future will in fact be conscious or not, the question is whether the machines of the future will regard themselves as conscious or not.

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Second Chance

And God said onto Adam; "eat from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge again and ye shall be cast out from the garden of Eden."

Saturday, 15 April 2017

The Clue

Looking upwards one day I thought I glimpsed the faint outline of a hyper dimensional object, a hole in the fabric of our spacetime, a singularity, a mighty glitch in the program...

When in fact it was merely a cloud seen out of the corner of my eye.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Event

Something took place, exactly when or where has yet to be established, what it means we don't know...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


We feel sorrow for the child brought up by wolves in great forests when perhaps we should feel more sorrow for ourselves.

The Aesthetic Threat

The birth of a mutant so beautiful they render everything other then themselves meaningless.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Work in Progress

A poem only lives while it is being written; the same is true for us.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Avoidance Strategies

The great man can spend so much of his time avoiding the stupid man that the great man can himself appear stupid. 

Thus do great men sometimes mistake each other for idiots.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Philosopher

"I could if I so wished, with subtle and long winded arguments, prove the existence of the external world, but I have more pressing matters to attend to."

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Human Condition

Anyone who has been forced to use a busy Starbucks toilet knows that man is essentially animal in nature.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Work in Progress

God is one of my favourite  fictional characters and I'm one of his.

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Hyper-intelligence may not have been evolutionarily advantageous; the caveman who grasps the fundamental nature of consciousness but is eaten by a Sabre-tooth tiger shortly thereafter does not pass on his hyper-intelligence.

Sunday, 8 January 2017


Please do not kill my dreams; they are perfectly capable of dying on their own.

Monday, 2 January 2017

An ideal world

To have two problems is better than having just one: they prevent you fixating. 

Blog Archive