Whimsy

How to tell which generation the baobab in your office bay belongs to

– “Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off“, New Scientist, 11 June 2018 ≡ Born 0-500AD: The generation everyone is glad to see the back of: the baobaby boomers. Took advantage of a thriving ecology to lay down roots in some of the desert’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Strong and majestic, in possession of the… Continue reading How to tell which generation the baobab in your office bay belongs to

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Whimsy

Lessons in moral philosophy from my 4-year-old niece

– “4-year-olds care more about plants and animals than sick people", New Scientist, 6 June 2018 ≡ Cutilitarianism All living things are created equal, unless I’ve seen it in my picture book or it makes a funny noise in which case it’s better especially if it’s a rabbit or a giraffe and even more so… Continue reading Lessons in moral philosophy from my 4-year-old niece