Polarization

The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization

The caption is wrong

This is not an attack upon science. It is no more than a film that seeks the wonderful libraries that may be found at the end of corridors. How truthfully … Continue reading The caption is wrong

The “Outsiders” exhibition

By chance I recently came across this in the archives of the BMJ. It was published in the Materia Non Medica section of the 2nd March 1979:

I had a project as a little boy

In this film,  I endeavour to contrast Peter and Sian harmony with any science out-of-tune with philosophy: I had a project as a tiny boy from omphalos Music credit: Sian said “oh Peter, … Continue reading I had a project as a little boy

REPARATION (a prequel and sequel)

Filmed at Lynedoch, Perthshire, Thursday 15th June 2017. Peter is reading the words of Hilary Mantel (from the Reith lecture 2017) Music is composed and performed by James Ross – … Continue reading REPARATION (a prequel and sequel)

The Temple of Decision

Yesterday, when I chatted with Onesiphorus  in the “Temple of Decision” he asked me if ethics had perhaps been overlooked by rather too much of “modern science”?  

“I wish to be independent”

The latest film by Omphalos is a “two culture” film. There are of course many more  than two cultures, as Ian Hamilton Finlay rightly pointed out: This film is for James … Continue reading “I wish to be independent”

“The art grows larger and the science grows smaller as I think about it”

Unfortunately I could not make this recent conference. This debate was one that I had wished to attend. I have debated with Professor Alistair Burns before: however it was the … Continue reading “The art grows larger and the science grows smaller as I think about it”