I had a project as a little boy

In this film, which is based on the title screenshots of my films, I endeavour to contrast Peter and Sian harmony with today’s unnatural divide between science and philosophy:

I had a project as a tiny boy from omphalos

Music credit:
Sian said “oh Peter, you will like this, it is by John Grant and Guy Garvey”

Sian was right.

‘Effortlessly weaves’

I am looking forward to reading Alexander McCall Smith’s latest book in the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series: The House of Unexpected Sisters.

The Scotland on Sunday reviewer, Kirsty McLuckie, gave this wonderful description:

“it effortlessly weaves strands of seemingly disparate narratives into a coherent whole.”

The reviewer also picks up on the tempo:

Hole Ousia


Hole Ousia is beyond measurement.

Lennox and Gotthelf, in “Philosophical Issues in Aristotle’s Biology”:

Hole Ousia described - from 'Philosophical issues in Aristotle's biology'

Hans-Georg Gadamer, in “The Enigma of Health” :Gadamer on Hole Ousia

In a poetic form by Peter J. Gordon:

Hole Ousia collage




Derivation of “Omphatyp”:

◾[Ompha] –  from Omphalos, the centre, the belly, where until umbilically cut, we have home. Belly, also suggesting “gut reaction”.

◾[Typ] – from Typos, a blow, impression, image or figure. Where words and numbers have an equal place in understanding. And where words and numbers can be re-arranged. “Concrete poetry” was noted for the spatial placement of the words and numbers. This intrinsic typography was developed as an art-form by Ian Hamilton Finlay who has been an inspiration to me.

Omphatyps challenge the separation of the two cultures: 
Arts and Sciences. And why only two?