welcome to my on-line home!

in future posts, i intend to tell you all about the fairies and gnomes and elves and brownies that come thronging to my garden as they throng to any garden where they’re made welcome, and i’ll tell you how to keep them happy and healthy – and what happens when you don’t.

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building bridges: sharing of nwyfre

we have no scientific instruments that can verify the claims of seers who talk to plant spirits. absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and besides, is the subjective experience of millions of believers since the dawn of time not evidence? obviously, it’s unscientific to go beyond the evidence so far as to say it isn’t.

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turtles all the way – er – in.

    i’ve listened to the scientists and this is my reply; respectfully i must advise, we don’t see eye to eye. my animistic atoms making predetermined shapes, mechanically intending everything from stars to apes, just flout the simple sanity of your established science and seem to treat the ‘evidence’ with cavalier defiance.   you […]

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animal intelligence

A reptile’s body is among other things an intelligence system that operates in ways our intelligence does not yet give us much insight into, but there is no reason to suppose that it is more limited that ours. We are evolving specialised organs of thought which are located in our brains, and we’re enchanted by what’s going on there. Unencumbered by such a noisy apparatus, do other animals make all their sensations selectively more intelligible to themselves through their whole bodies, or through organs we haven’t yet understood, than we do ours, selected out as most of them are by the self-enchanted activities of our brains? Cerebral intelligence in humans, intelligence beyond out ken in death adders?

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an animistic conception of mind

i get the idea that some scientists are beguiled by the tininess of atoms and the supertininess of their inner components to the point of imagining that they are working close to the limits of detail, the tinier particles being too small and too ephemeral to have much structure, and can therefore are too simple to have minds. it’s as if they are still looking for the simplest building blocks of matter, which is very naive of them, and i will show you why.

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