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And All That Was Left of Civilisation Was a Floppy Disk Orchestra…

A new series of The Infinite Monkey Cage starts next Monday. The Radio Times asked me to write a column on it, and I didn’t read the instructions, so wrote the wrong thing. The column they wanted is in this … Continue reading

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The End of Planet Earth…now Rio

Why did I think I knew what orthogonal meant? To be fair, I had been drinking. David McAlmont asks me if I know what orthogonal means. I say yes. He then says, “what does it mean?” The Oliver Hardy lobe … Continue reading

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A Brief Outburst of Optimism Brought on By Science-minded Children

I would write that the Brian Cox tour T shirts, illustrated with multiverse diagrams and dark energy graphs, are selling like hot cakes. Then I realise that it is exactly that kind of imprecise measurement that has kept me in … Continue reading

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My Week in Oxfam – a serial browser’s diary

Josie Long once commented that an alarm went off in charity shops when I arrived in their town. “Quick Molly, double the price on all the Penguin Modern Classics, he’s back”. Monday Started the day researching the psychological research into … Continue reading

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Into The Jaws of Freud: The Body Extended

Last tour, I had a knack of arriving in towns when their art galleries were closed or between big exhibitions. I began to feel that the gallery establishment had a grudge. This tour has been far more successful. My first … Continue reading

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We Are All Chrysalids Now – on body shaming and other circus antics

Striding through the urine warm, wave machine propelled waters of a Kentish leisure centre, I realised that there wasn’t a body there that wouldn’t be shamed if it belonged to a public figure. Evolution can create a lot of shapes … Continue reading

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These Are Not The Graphs You’re Looking For – an updated post on doubt and dogma.

UPDATE: The blog post below was written a few hours before driving to ABC’s Q&A with Brian Cox. In the build up to his debate with Malcolm Roberts, I had been thinking about the conspiracy mind set and how it … Continue reading

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