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The strangeness of creatures 3: elephant kindness

Another example of the conscious behaviour of animals – these elephants are excited and keen to offer succour to a new orphaned elephant. This is not explicable except in terms of awareness of others and their feelings.   WATCH: I … Continue reading

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The strangeness of creatures: 2

Part of my continuation of arguing for consciousness in animals – here we have a rabbit brawl broken up by two hens. Argue that in non-conscious terms. Ugly bunny fracas is swiftly broken up by the chicken police. pic.twitter.com/kTxMODYsGa — … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – three themes that made me cry

SPOILER ALERT: This blog discusses plot points and scenes within the movie Wonder Woman. Okay, so it’s pretty slushy to admit to crying at watching a superhero movie. They never normally get me like that… but Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – The movie and why it is great.

I just got back from the early morning showing of Wonder Woman, and I’m crushed. It wasn’t just the brilliant visuals or the well-paced and intelligently thought-through secret origins story. Nor was it only the extreme attention to period detail … Continue reading

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The strangeness of creatures: 1

Strange video footage. As more and more footage of animals performing in apparently ritualistic ways and showing a degree of sophistication appears, it becomes more and more likely that the notion animals are not conscious will be jettisoned, like former concepts … Continue reading

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That Article 50 Letter In Full

That Article 50 Letter In Full. Dear Europe, I thought I’d write a quick line to say it was good fun, thanks for the stay, the visit was lovely, but we’re off, today so please – no more garlic, snails … Continue reading

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Lyonesse – A Sonnet

Lyonesse I was wrong about the blind right, thinking them haters and racists. No, some believe all will be well – we’ll have perpetual spring – a world full of golden light. How naïve! Though in some ways a relief, … Continue reading

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The Power of Stupid

“The Power of Stupid” Have you seen the latest? Shocking! she says, lifting a copy of the Daily Mail, that collection of British fairytales from the fifties, when darkies knew their place. Did you see that old sod Junckers, saying … Continue reading

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Power to Persuade: the techniques used by Paul McKenna for Brexit.

The tricks and techniques use by Paul McKenna in his help of the Brexit side are here explained. Continue reading

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Has Boris and Cameron’s secret pact unravelled?

There is a narrative developing on the left that Boris Johnson never intended to take Britain out of Europe and is, right now, shitting his pants at the demons he has unleashed. Various stories tell it differently. Some suggest that … Continue reading

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