For all little Spartans

A page for one word poems (with titles as long as you so wish). This page is dedicated to all ‘Little Spartans’     I strive beyond the talk of … Continue reading For all little Spartans

The Narrative Controllers

Science is important to us all. This post is an attempt to explore some of the broad issues that we need to consider to ensure scientific integrity. Science is more … Continue reading The Narrative Controllers

Behind the graph

For my birthday, my son Andrew gave me the book ‘Scientific Babel’ by Michael D. Gordin. Here are a few extracts:    

Kailyards

My Gordon family came from remote and lost parts of Aberdeenshire. For some reason I keep returning to the now ruinous homesteads of my forebears where only wild kailyards continue … Continue reading Kailyards

‘Love the card!’

In an IQ Squared debate on the 12th November 2014, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists closed his argument by talking through the “Pill Shaming … Continue reading ‘Love the card!’

Wolves in the woodland

Quotes used in this image are from from ‘History of Wolves’ by Emily Fridlund:

‘The Inflamed Mind’

This is the title of a recently published book by Professor Ed Bullmore of the University of Cambridge. This book gained generally uncritical reviews, such as this : Almost a … Continue reading ‘The Inflamed Mind’

I struggle to measure

Subjectivity – that which makes us human – should not simply roll over to data, that in its collection has losses: experience “translated” to words, and then words “translated” to … Continue reading I struggle to measure

‘Priorities for the President’

It is most welcome to find that the current President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Wendy Burn, has embraced social media. This being one of a number of meaningful … Continue reading ‘Priorities for the President’