Month: Sep 2015

  • Review: Feser – Part 6

    Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 The Last Superstition – A Refutation of the New Atheism: Spinoza According to my all-knowing Kindle ‘Spinoza’ is named three times in Feser’s book; once in a quote from philosopher Pierre Manent among a list of names of philosophers, once in the notes [#9] to Chapter […]

  • Review: Feser Part 5

    Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. The Last Superstition – A Refutation of the New Atheism:The Decline of Western Civilisation Well naturally I am an atheist leftist with scientism tendencies and amateurish & patchy love of analytical philosophy. I’m not likely to find Aquinas convincing. However Feser finds it not only convincing but LOGICALLY […]

  • Review: Feser – Part 4

    Part1, Part 2, Part 3. The Last Superstition – A Refutation of the New Atheism: The Age of Aquinas So time to cut to the chase. Thomas Aquinas 1225 to 1274, which was a long time ago but not as long ago as Aristotle and Plato. Aquinas wrote a lot and while much of it […]

  • Sunday beer: Snow Beer

    In China!

  • A space-station in space!

    Well I discovered quite how long it would take to render a few seconds of 3D animation on my laptop with Cheetah3D: a lonnggg time. So long that I got bored before it managed the full ten seconds. More immediately exciting was adding a new very SF title card in Final Cut Pro – SPAAAAAAAACCCE!!!!! […]

  • Review: Feser – Part 3

    Read Part One and Part Two first. The Last Superstition – A Refutation of the New Atheism: Plato & Aristotle Cue wibbly-wobbly flashback effect as we go back in time to Ancient Athens! Plato, great writer, great thinker, proto-fascist and inventor of Atlantis. In part 2 of this review we left Feser taking potshots at […]

  • What am I’m reading: The Golden Age by John C Wright

    Frequently cited as his best book (or perhaps grudgingly the books of his that were once good), I bought this in a fit of peversity at the start of the infamous ‘Tor Boycott‘ on the grounds that it was published by Tor and by a noted Sad Puppy. So far, not awful. Definitely Wright – […]

  • Space Station: because, why not?

    A side effect of reviewing Feser is an uncontrollable urge to have my computer render 3D models.

  • Review: Boxtrolls

    Woah, waayyyyy behind in my movie watching and still catching up on things from 2014! Boxtrolls Review Movie: 2014 Boxtrolls was the most recent movie by stop-motion animation studio Laika, whose previous efforts included Coraline and Paranorman. Using a mix of classic animation techniques and 3D printing, the studio has perfected a modern style that […]

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