Author Archives: Nick

About Nick

I love music, vinyl, tube equipment, guitars. I love books, politics, science and philosophy. I'm cautiously in love with the internet.

Cut the Cuts, George

I know, I’ve covered the cuts before. But a couple of things I read over the weekend really hammered home to me the sheer economic wrong-headedness of the scale and speed of the cuts that are going to happen come … Continue reading

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To God or Not to God

I recently read an interesting letter in The Guardian. A reader wrote in taking issue with a review of Stephen Hawking’s new book, in which he disavows the existence of God, seemingly on the basis that science can explain everything … Continue reading

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The Market, the State and the Credit Crunch

The government’s on-going public spending cull has got me thinking about the role of the state in a free market economy. My distaste for the free market is by now well documented. However, it is still very much the best … Continue reading

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The Current State of Alzheimer’s Research

With an ageing population, Alzheimer’s is one of the largest problems facing our society, and one that I have had some personal experience with. It is also one of my own biggest fears. But there has been a recent spate … Continue reading

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Why the WikiLeaks War Diaries Matter

The recent emergence of the WikiLeaks war diaries has served to re-spark anger about the war formerly known as terror amongst those who oppose it. Although the detail of these diaries as published in The Guardian and other places is … Continue reading

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Amish in the City

I was recently watching a TV programme called “Amish: The World’s Squarest Teenagers”. The show took six Amish teenagers and slapped them into different British social groups each week. It was very similar to an earlier, American programme: “Amish in … Continue reading

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The Climate Non-Debate

In the face of the economic crisis climate change has been getting little attention from the media of late. To say that this is a mistake is both obvious and an understatement. Interest and belief in global warming was waning … Continue reading

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