Posts by Robert Hanks

At Cemetery Junction

Hey ho, the wind and the rain

The Man Who Would Be Pope

Upping the Circus Quotient

Pandas

Natural Causes

Foxes v. Penguins

Vindictive Tendencies

Claire Bloom in 'The Bill'

Something else is alive

Squirrels on crack and other urban animals

A New England

Billy Bragg, the BNP and Witchdoctors' Flyers

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    • Timothy Rogers on One Cubit the More: Yes, the talk (or essay) was a deliberative, thoughtful one. The cubit is used as a quantitative measure to indicate the amount of scientific knowled...
    • AndrewL on One Cubit the More: Thank you for the link, Timothy. I must admit, I had naively assumed it would be a "shoulders of giants" talk too, but it is so much better than that...
    • Timothy Rogers on One Cubit the More: Here is the link to the talk, which was published in the August 1963 issue of Encounter. It is really about intellectual modesty and clarity about ou...
    • AndrewL on One Cubit the More: In case anyone else is looking for the original Bible verse, as I was, I think it is Matthew 6:27: "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit t...
    • farthington on One Cubit the More: Ditto. This vignette has made my day, given that the media has only horror stories. Exploding matter for the average brain. Years ago I saw a marve...

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