Tag Archives: Charles Darwin

A Huckster in the Science Tent Writes…and Don’t Trust A Word

We don’t hear the phrase, “and when I say that, I should make it quite clear that I have no idea what I am talking about”. Last night was the British Science Association dinner and they were kindly giving me … Continue reading

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Did it start with a Puppet Show..? What is Alternative Comedy, and is it anyway?

What is alternative comedy? Does such a thing exist anymore and, if so, does it require a new label. As a child, or parasitic growth, of the age of alternative comedy, I wonder what defines it. When I first saw … Continue reading

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The taste of holy spirit peas in a solipsistic Universe

Today’s blog post is just me talking to myself, feel free to eavesdrop and correct my inner monologue.  When talking to religious people, my mind normally jars when they start to talk of “the feeling of the holy spirit”. I am fine … Continue reading

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Ah books, that chaos of delight – a reading list

I knew I was finally doing something right the first time I was asked to provide a reading list after a show. I think it was in York. A gothic student strode up to me, apologised, and then asked if … Continue reading

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Can Science be a List Show…no, I imagine

I was asked to write a piece for the Times to promote the Cheltenham Science Festival. It was a simple task, just pick the top six innovations in science. Easy huh? They have previously done top 6 nudes in art … Continue reading

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