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Ageism is a mystery and paradox of self-delusion. How can one make disparaging remarks about old people without the consciousness that, if you live long…

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Maxwell’s Equations

A graphical description of how Maxwell’s Equations lead to electromagnetic waves. Maxwells Equations Make Waves

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Soft Power

When I was a blue-eyed boy in the early 1950s in Cape Town near the southern tip of Africa, much of the popular music on…

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Happy End

It was many decades ago that I discovered Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenye. I had known, of course, about Bobby Darin’s Mack the Knife, but…

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Lecture at Institute of Physics

Video of Lecture on Models Behaving Badly at The Institute of Physics, London, 2013

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Marriage Times Three

In Hong Kong the other day I saw an exhibition of photographs taken by Sebastian Salgado. Some of them were photographs of

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