Monthly Archives: October 2018

‘Safety Making’ – 9 routes to failure

I used a phrase in the blog yesterday, and it’s been stuck in my mind ever since: “People are engaged in some kind of mass hysteria, and mass ‘safety making’”. ‘Safety Making’: I wrote the sentence on an impulse: i … Continue reading

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Comfortably Uncomfortable

When we consider change, it’s easy to remain comfortably uncomfortable: thinking about discomfort, but remaining firmly grounded in the known. Change requires disturbance, but it’s a matter of degrees: too little, and nothing really changes, the system regains stability without … Continue reading

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Beachcombing

Two fragments of pottery, one with a geometric pattern, one of which has the number ‘22’ stamped in it, some quartz, a lump of marble, a flint that rings like a bell when you strike it, some possible basalt, a … Continue reading

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To Experiment (Or Not)

Scientists never really ‘know’ if something is true: they just have a body of evidence which supports a hypothesis, which has not yet been disproved. The onus does not lie on anyone else to prove an alternative: it’s open simply … Continue reading

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