the name game

The Name Game

Visit my substack to listen to The Name Game. When Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus began a system of labelling and identifying plants it made a lot of sense. There were millions of species, and naming them and organizing them into an evolutionary hierarchy helped us to understand plants, and eventually animals, as never before. The […]

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an electrifying tale

An Electrifying Tale

Visit my substack to listen to An Electrifying Tale. After the book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey was made into a popular movie that revealed the vicious brutality of mental hospitals and especially electroconvulsive therapy and horrific brain operations like lobotomies, there was a decided downturn in both forms of so-called

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Kamikaze Culture

Kamikaze Culture

Visit my substack to listen to Kamikaze Culture. September is suicide prevention month. I find it perversely ironic to listen to the mental health experts expound on the various problems and supposed causes of what has become nearly epidemic. They blame it on guns, a mysterious genetic increase in depression, the internet, bullying, pollution and

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