Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Other Fish to Fry

By the time we figure out how to time travel we will no loner want to.

Monday, 23 December 2019


The religiously inclined would do well not forget that even if God's benign face were to appear in the sky one sunny day and remain there theologically speaking things would be far from settled.

Sunday, 15 December 2019


Were a butterfly collector to catch in in his butterfly net the rarest and most unusual butterfly chance are he would fail to see it as a butterfly at all and release it. 

Sunday, 8 December 2019

A Question

Which is greater knowing or forgetting? 
(I once knew the answer but have since forgotten.)

Saturday, 30 November 2019

The Great Delusion

The truth is we cannot do philosophy at all, we only think that we can.

Sunday, 24 November 2019


Remember somewhere in this vast universe of ours, on some moon or planetoid, is an ice formation that resembles perfectly you kissing my ass.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Linguistic Limitations

There are languages we will never recognise as languages.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

The Wolf at the Door of Perception

We build walls and floors and ceilings in order to keep the infinite out.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Biological Bias

How unrecognisable ourselves and our world would be without our prejudices. In fact both ourselves and our world are our prejudices.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Family Time

We had an odd childhood; our parents insisted we use tables as chairs and chairs as tables for some reason. 

Sunday, 20 October 2019


How our distant future selves will pay homage to all this glorious irrationality of ours!

Sunday, 13 October 2019


When an order came in at the Ladder factory a workman would ascend a rickety old wooden ladder and retrieve a shiny new aluminium one. 
No one found this in anyway ridiculous or curious. 

Sunday, 6 October 2019


The inmates of one wing of an insane asylum only consider those in the other wings mad.

Sunday, 29 September 2019


Philosophy is like a joke without the funny bit. 

Monday, 23 September 2019

Sunday, 9 June 2019


The good news is you can use a wormhole to travel to another dimension.
The bad news is you have to be less than a millimetre tall to fit in the wormhole.  

Tuesday, 28 May 2019


The little I know I've gained standing on the feet of dwarves. 

Sunday, 31 March 2019


The Future is before us, ready to be held with creative and nimble hands.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019


What thoughts shall we have? The same old thoughts or great, distance, alien thoughts - thoughts unthinkable upon the Earth?

Sunday, 10 March 2019

The New Human Animal

A new human animal, something frightening, something ascendant is coalescing into the real.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Tuesday, 19 February 2019


What is the Bible blackness of space other than a great choice?

Sunday, 10 February 2019


'He is a waste of Space-Time' the physics teacher said.

Sunday, 27 January 2019


The Earthling has no future for he permits no change.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

On the Earthling's melancholy

The Earthling presents no mystery onto himself; when a new Earthling is born he or she is not an enigma for the precise answer to the question of who and what he or she will be, the exact meaning of his life, is known in advance; he or she is and will remain Essentially, fundamentally this or that. There is nothing in the galaxy that will change this account of him or her  - nothing may be taken away or added to them.

The Earthling

The Earthling chooses his terrible unchanging certainties, his Essential truths, over whole planets of possibilities.

Saturday, 12 January 2019


You can never step into the same starship twice.

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