Category Archives: Philosophy

The 13th Doctor

So, the new Doctor Who is a woman. So what? I hear she’s a good actor, and casting directors tend to know what they are doing, and from all reports the stuff Chris Chibnall has worked on before has been … Continue reading

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Missing Out

Sometimes, things happen that you didn’t go to, or participate in, or help with, or weren’t involved with. Well, that’s fine, the majority of things happening are like that for the majority of people in the world. Jane or Joe … Continue reading

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“You’ve been a great audience!”

It’s something mostly shouted by cheesy singers at the end of their set, or by bad rock acts imagining they’ve just finished performing in a vast stadium somewhere. After having sung with a band a few times (including a rather … Continue reading

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Dehumanisation

Dehumanisation is the process of treating people like things, and to treat a person as a thing is to spread injustice and unfairness. And whether we acknowledge it or not, everyone does this every day. Many people do it unthinkingly, … Continue reading

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Moral Choice

There is, I gather, a saying, which goes, “you don’t need to keep promises made to thieves and whores.” I wonder why? Is it because those professions are so inherently dishonourable that they wouldn’t know what to do with a … Continue reading

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Or, “Fear of Friday the thirteenth,” as it is more commonly known. Congratulations, superstitious people! Today is Friday the 13th! Since it’s December, it’s the second Friday the 13th this year. Next year, there will only be one Friday the … Continue reading

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Prove me wrong…

I tend to be a man of strong opinions. I tend not to form those opinions lightly. I base my opinions on facts available to me, such as peer-reviewed data, news reports, research results, observed situations, and experience of similar … Continue reading

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