Category Archives: Thoughts and ideas

Musings, critiques, responses, theories, innovations etc. of running eye bloggers.

In Remembrance of Simon Green’s Teeth

Quietly turning over a pack of tobacco at my desk, I found myself melting nostalgically as I stared at this image (printed as a health warning). It is I believe the first medical photo I have seen that even begins … Continue reading

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UNDER THE GAVEL OF JUSTICE

I recently read about a fascinating court case in Kenya relating to a hyena killed by a local family. The deceased beast was awarded legal representation, and indeed his lawyer spoke forcefully and eloquently, winning a ruling that the guilty … Continue reading

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Running Eye Business Ideas #02: Heartbeatbilling

Everyone knows time is essentially arbitrary. An hour is a useful way of describing the motion of the earth as it spins its path through spacetime, but it is very ineffective when it comes to measuring the human experience of … Continue reading

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Amphibian Ball

Amphibian ball is a brand new sport combining the best of football, water polo and Peruvian mud wrestling. Run like a cheetah — swim like a sea snake — clamber like a frog — in a thrilling hurricane of passion … Continue reading

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On First Looking into Walker’s I Ching

Accept the rising of the sun. Accept the sinking of the sun. Accept the rising of the moon. Accept the sinking of the moon. A.H. 01/2011 cp. Keats on Chapman’s Homer

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Functional Size Perception

In an ambiguous world, it is comforting to think we all share a few common, objective realities. If two people look at the same Granny Smith apple, they are essentially seeing the same thing, right? Not really. Our unconscious brain … Continue reading

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Is the impact of advances in cosmology on a narrative-driven metaphor-rich human brain appropriate?

Roger Penrose (a prominent cosmologist) has a new idea about the universe: instead of starting outright with the Big Bang, the universe passes through an eternal series of aeons. Each aeon draws toward a close as all matter is sucked … Continue reading

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5,000 Years Collapse Like An Accordion (and reopen a little)

Take this analect from Confucius: “It can all be summed up in one phrase: ‘Swerve not from the right path.’” China boasts 5,000 years of continuous civilisation, resulting in a body of thought which is both rich and deep, and … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Bottom

So a discussion over the eggbot man (see below) provoked a number of thoughts, principally concerning what way up is an egg? (Shades of the ongoing wars of Lilliput in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.) One approach immediately posits that the fatter … Continue reading

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Running Eye Business Ideas #01: Golf Ballsy

Releasing pent-up murderous energy by whacking golf balls has been scientifically proven to be psychologically healthy, excellent exercise, and good clean fun. Imagine the head of your chosen victim on the tee, and swing. Golf Ballsy brings this dream one … Continue reading

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