Terror Management Theory

It seems we are well aware of our mortality and the meaninglessness of life, but expend huge amounts of energy that things are otherwise.One of the key mechanisms are religious beliefs and the world views constructed by adherents.Maybe we should cut to the chase, and stop criticising individual religions and the actions of their adherents?But… Continue reading Terror Management Theory


Food Banks or food coops and celebration?

Many years ago I was involved in food coops, and recently went to Kos.  I was impressed by the many small Greek Orthodox chapels, all with kitchens and dining areas, and looking up the numbers of Saint's days, understood why!Nearby islands are blue zones, with the highest life expectancy on the planet. Why are we handing… Continue reading Food Banks or food coops and celebration?

Dancing Bicycles?

I am doing a brilliant Coursera course Introduction to Global Health   https://class.coursera.org/globalhealthintro-001/wiki/view?page=syllabus and this is my attempt at an essay!  Thinking about this since writing this, would someone help me invent a form of transport where dancing makes it move - using arms, legs, hips, elbows, knees... A strategy for the prevention of the… Continue reading Dancing Bicycles?

The future house boat

Loads of water near the Olympics site!   http://worldarchitecture.org/transparence/hmfe/beautiful-modern-water-villa-sets-sail-in-amsterdam.html  Beautiful Modern Water Villa Sets Sail in Amsterdam There are hundreds of canals criss-crossing through Amsterdam which make the city uniquely suited for living on the water. This new modern houseboat at De Omval makes houseboats on Lake Powell in the USA look like redneck McMansions.… Continue reading The future house boat

3D Printed car – so why not mobility buggies?

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/the-worlds-first-3-d-printed-car-video/8583?tag=nl.e660 The world’s first 3-D printed car By Tuan C. Nguyen | September 22, 2011, 6:00 AM PT In miniaturized form, it makes for a fine kid’s toy. But Jim Kor knows that when you’ve spent the last several years talking up plans to build the world’s first 3-D printed electric car, nothing short of a drivable… Continue reading 3D Printed car – so why not mobility buggies?