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The What of Life (2) ~ Steve Tanham

I want to like you, she thought, loudly. Please don’t spoil it by picking on science in a stupid, fluffy way… but don’t stop challenging, either… find the villains… She listened, intently, as he talked about the need to ‘see’ … Continue reading

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The What of Life (1) ~ Steve Tanham

She was sitting in the front row – the car had mysteriously failed to start for the first five minutes of the would-be journey, as though projecting her future to this point with a mechanical will of its own. This … Continue reading

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The Rotating Blade of Meaning (8) – Final Part ~ Steve Tanham

In the preceding parts of this series (see below for full list) we have seen how Arthur M. Young, inventor and chief engineer of Bell’s early helicopter design, was convinced that it was possible to construct a ‘map of human … Continue reading

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The Rotating Blade of Meaning (6) ~ Steve Tanham

(Above: the original Bell 30 which established commercial helicopter technology, and was invented and developed by Arthur M. Young. Picture Wikipedia, public domain) In our last post, we looked at those most frightening objects: numbers which are squared and cubed. … Continue reading

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Deep and Personal – Steve Tanham

“At what point should we expect the contact with the universe to become deep and personal?” The red-haired man in the corner had asked the question. He always sat in the corner of the talks and always asked a stupid … Continue reading

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The Unseen Sea – 15: Tall Child of Envy

Part Fifteen of The Unseen Sea The fish that crawled out of the sea was ancient by the time LUCA, the EarthLife, came down from the trees, and, much later, began eating flesh that was no longer raw, but cooked … Continue reading

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The Unseen Sea – 11: An Angry Woman from The Silent Eye

  Part Eleven of The Unseen Sea “You didn’t listen–you never listen!” Maria is angry. Grandad Lucca has seen it many times. Recent events have, of course, made things worse. Maria has opened the gates and it floods at her … Continue reading

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The Unseen Sea – 4: Nine Steps to Knowing

Reblogged from The Silent Eye: Part Four of The Unseen Sea: adrift in the enneagram I am not equating LUCA’s enduring sense of self-protection with our own consciousness as a living, brain-possessing being, with all its complexity of feeling, thought … Continue reading

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