Psychologist Here is an extra oddity: I was originally trained as a psychologist not a philosopher. And I don’t mean a philosophical psychologist but an experimental psychologist. I used to be a scientist. I got my B.A. in psychology from Manchester University in 1971 (first class) and went on to do an M.A. […]
One thing is clear: Roger Federer loved tennis, and still does. He loves his wife for letting him play; he loves his friends for playing with him; he loves to hold a racket in his hands. That’s why he cried: because he was leaving tennis behind. It’s what gave his life meaning. Roger is tennis.
If I Tell You If I tell you that I love you Will you say you love me too? If I tell you that I need you Will you promise to be true? Or will you walk away? Will you break my day? Will you leave me here to bleed? And report […]
Best Philosopher Ever Who is the best philosopher that ever lived? I am going to argue that I am. This claim may be met with some incredulity: surely I don’t believe I’m a better philosopher than Plato or Aristotle or Descartes or Kant or Russell! Actually I am claiming that, but the claim […]
When Elizabeth II died I thought: She wasn’t a bad old bird–these very words went through my mind. I remember singing God Save The Queen to her at Saturday morning pictures (movies for kids) back in the 1950s when I was 8 or 9. I am no royalist but at least she gave people something […]
There is a new interview with me on Youtube with Dylan Aames. It has its moments.
Mysteries of Physics I just read We Have No Idea by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, a book about all the things we don’t know about the physical universe. These include: dark matter, dark energy, the basic elements of matter, the nature of mass, why gravity is so different from other forces, the nature of […]
Eloise She was just a bright young thing Not yet fully grown But she caught my eye across the room She cleverly made herself known So I took her home with me And introduced her to her new friends It was tense at first But soon they were happy as larks Oh […]
I Know a Girl I know a girl likes to dance and sing This girl is up for most anything I took her dancing on a Saturday night And wouldn’t you know I got into a fight Too many guys just hanging round She got her red dress on her feet don’t […]
Earth Song Earth is that your voice I hear? Are you whispering to me? Do I feel your soul in mine? Is your mind in my mind? I sense your wide expanse Your molten heart Your halo of air Your oceans, mountains and life You sing to me of ancient times […]