Visit to Cambridge University library embellished by excursion to Trinity College fellows’ garden (see website).
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
Thursday, February 02, 2023
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Chance and necessity revisited
Monod argued that living beings are chemical and self-constructing machines. He acknowledged that “our understanding of the mechanisms of development is still very imperfect” (p. 52). Nonetheless he was clear that the “process of spontaneous and autonomous morphogenetic is based on stereospecific recognition properties of proteins”. I’m sure it is, but the question is whether proteins “animate and build living systems (p.52)”? Contra Monod, I’ve come to accept Kant’s view that life cannot be explained in mechanical terms (eg. see post on my Relational Psychiatry blog).
Even though the scientific and professional establishment tend to agree with Monod, it’s not just the human sciences, but also biology, that need to be anti-reductionist (see eg. another post from my Relational Psychiatry blog). The implication for psychiatry (see my Relational Psychiatry blog passim) and for medicine in general, is that it is not person-centred enough.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Sustaining the NHS
Thursday, June 02, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Peter the Great was no saint
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Along the River Blyth
Monday, December 20, 2021
Death rattle through Buttler hit wicket
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Painful blow at the end but at least there’s a fifth day
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Worst day of series for England?
Friday, December 17, 2021
Australia in command, I admit it, but …
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Dropping a sitter is embarrassing, but so what?
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
The Arnold family of Lowestoft
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Fine line between getting out on fourth day of Ashes test and being/becoming best world batter
And I’m not just meaning Joe Root
Australia demolish England by nine wickets in first Ashes Test
Listen to the oracle for the next matches in the series (see my report of this match in last three days posts)
Rest day on day 5 (that’s definitely true)
Friday, December 10, 2021
Two full days left in first Ashes test (if no rain)
And Stokes knee should be better as he didn’t have to bat today
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Ever the optimist after day 2 of Ashes
Not wise for Australia to gloat at the end of only day 2
England could bat out rest of the match on a Gabba pitch or even set a target?
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
The Ashes has started
England suffer nightmare start to the Ashes as Rory Burns dismissed first ball
Not since 1936 has this happened at the start of Ashes
English cricket team in Australia in 1936–37
Pat Cummins sets records in first day as captain, bowling figures
Bradman has been the only captain to win a five-match series after losing the first two Tests. But in 2021/2?