The Inchbrakie yew, visited by me on the 17th December 2018. This was the last refuge of the Marquis of Montrose. Yet naebody seems to remember? I worry about disembodied … Continue reading Headless
It seems to me that there is often too much polarisation in scientific debate. My view is that we can only learn by going forwards and backwards and exploring the … Continue reading Backwards and forwards learning
What would you write on the “Free Expression Wall”? At the time that I found this wall, outside Edinburgh’s Student Union, it was blank.
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 words below are borrowed from Ali Smith (‘Winter‘) and Evelyn Waugh (‘Decline and Fall’). The film “An interior of others” is based on images of Eastend House, Carmichael:
At the beginning of June 2008 I sent an e-mail to Dr Leon Eisenberg, a former child psychiatrist, and a man of philosophy and science: Dr Eisenberg was then 89 … Continue reading Were we asleep at the wheel?