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Why AI won’t work. Probably. ~ Matthew Wright

Reblogged from Matthew Wright: One of the main tropes of science fiction has to be the self-aware robot or computer – one mobile, the other not, but both presented as self-aware and able to think as we do, although often … Continue reading

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Soulless #midnighthaiku

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The Young Earth – Fandango #writephoto

 Jason’s kids spotted the two large boulders, ran over to them, and started climbing on them. “Be careful, kids,” he yelled after them. When Jason caught up with them, they asked him how the boulders got to be in this … Continue reading

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A common misconception?

“….so, this year it is Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court, and next year we’ll be in Sumeria.” Running around getting things organised for the workshops always involves the attempted acquisition of some strange items. I frequently get asked what I’m … Continue reading

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When the Earth Rang like a bell – Suzanne #writephoto

When the Earth rang like a bell* as the solar winds swept past Amelia Whitewitch felt dizzy on her feet. “Dusk already,” she mused. “The twilight hour, the witching hour. These days are strange indeed.” Her thoughts came all in … Continue reading

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* Rain drenches parched earth Action of nature or grace Drought ends in deluge Hearts define perspective Natural revelation * Science seeks to know Fact described and quantified A crusade for truth Souls seek the dawn of knowing Wonder in … Continue reading

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Frankenstein, Gollum and the unseen will…

“I’m re-reading Tolkien,” said my son. “Cool. How far have you got?” “The riddles in the dark bit.” That made me smile, as we’d taken inspiration from that chapter for the December workshop. “What do you reckon… when Gollum says … Continue reading

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For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

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Guest author: Annabelle Franklin – Do we really need to leave Earth?

Recently, BBC2 showed a programme called The Search for a New Earth. It featured physicist Stephen Hawking, who claimed we will have to leave Earth within the next 100 years as it will have become uninhabitable. He listed various possible … Continue reading

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Magical Man at the Dawn of Science – The Silent Eye

The Elizabethan age considered itself scientific, indeed the word ‘science’ was used to mean ‘knowledge’. The so called Age of Reason was a much later term applied by historians of science to broad-brush the slow ascent of experimental-based knowledge. What … Continue reading

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