Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Thomas Nagel Is Almost Certainly Wrong

Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materalist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012). Thomas Nagel was born in Belgrade so I can’t help but have a certain affection for his writing, even … Continue reading

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Einstein, Bohr and the Existence of Slavoj Zizek: Stop Looking So the Idiot Can Disappear.

Einstein once was reputed to have remarked of Niels Bohr and the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; do you believe that the moon exists only when you look at it? The Slavoj Zizek phenomenon is one of the most absurd … Continue reading

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“The Unity of Labour is the Hope of the World.” Climate Change, Trump and the Necessity for Mass Civil Disobedience.

On November 8 2016 the Keeling Curve registered a CO2 concentration of about 402 parts per million in the atmosphere. The Keeling Curve measures CO2 concentration alone, so total greenhouse gas concentrations are around 480ppm. On November 8 2016 Donald … Continue reading

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A Left Without Class is a Left Without Hope: Trump, Brexit and the Left.

The election of Donald Trump, in addition to Brexit, has led to much soul searching within the left. My own view is that the election of Trump, to no small degree, was due to a working class backlash against corporate … Continue reading

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Lithium, Big Bangs and Stellar Nucleosynthesis

When it comes to nuclear weapons a very important fusion reaction is H3 + H2 > He4 + n + 17.6 Mev It is a handy reaction because it occurs at relatively low temperatures, that is relative to other fusion … Continue reading

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Radionuclides and The Anthropocene

We like to use the expression “the nuclear age” to describe that period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear explosive device. The nuclear age is one we continue to experience. I think it is best to view … Continue reading

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