Author: ajb

Rational Optimism
By: Date: August 7, 2011 Categories: Other

I spotted a friend had updated her Facebook status earlier today, describing her young son’s horror at reports of riots on Newsround. At the end of her status update she posed the question : “What world is it that we are creating her our children?” My initial one line response was “Not one that is…

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Two photos I am pleased with
By: Date: July 8, 2011 Categories: My Photos,Photography

Firstly a photo looking north west from the fields to the south of where I live. This was taken in the early evening. I’ve done quite a lot of processing on this to help it ‘glow’. The title is borrowed from a quote by the poet William Cowper, and genuinely reflects how I feel about…

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Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers @ IoE London Wed 8th June
By: Date: June 13, 2011 Categories: Events

I was fortunate to be able to attend the BHA organised discussion event in London featuring evolutionary biologists, Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers (who writes the pharyngula blog). The lecture was well attended (estimate: about 1000 people, roughly). There was a slightly exciting start due to an interruption by a group of students barging in…

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Uncaged Monkeys @ Hammersmith Apollo
By: Date: May 19, 2011 Categories: Events,Other

I went to see Brian Cox, Robin Ince et al at Hammersmith Apollo on Monday night, doing the show they call “Uncaged Monkeys”. The show takes its name from the Radio 4 Show “Infinite Monkey Cage” which Cox and Ince co-present with a variety of guests. The radio show and the live show are based…

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HTC Desire S -vs- HTC Desire
By: Date: May 19, 2011 Categories: Technology

I’ve now had the new HTC Desire S for about a week. My previous phone was the original HTC Desire. Lots of people have asked me whether it’s better, what changes have been made etc. So I thought I’d write a blog post about it. In summary : I am very pleased with the HTC…

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A.C. Grayling and Rowan Williams
By: Date: May 12, 2011 Categories: Events,Other

I had the pleasure of being in the audience of a discussion event featuring the philosopher Anthony Grayling and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams yesterday evening. It was at London’s Southbank Centre. It was an excellent discussion. I have to be honest and say, probably not one where I really learned any new facts,…

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