Monthly Archives: May 2014

Protecting Patrimony

It should be no surprise that human behaviour has evolved a number of defensive strategies against intruders. The appearance of an intruder is discernible often from a great distance and is enhanced by pigmentation or other distinct attributes. Sophisticated image … Continue reading

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Person to Person (P2P) Networks

Person-to-person (P2P) networks have been promoted to reduce both banking charges and control by banks of the lender-borrower interface. It seems implicit that both lender and borrower will need a level of mutual trust. This is not new, of course, … Continue reading

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Water and you

Beyond its relevance as a structural composite of all life forms it is of interest that all human experience of the outside world is mediated through water. Although I use the term water freely, it is the primary constituent of … Continue reading

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Severity of Penalties

Social living evolves rules enforced by that society. Penalties for failure to comply evolve. As societies grow it seems that, with diversification, the limiting boundaries of those rules become stressed, and more frequently broached. The knee-jerk response has been to … Continue reading

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Reversion to Form

A characteristic of all biological organisms is a pattern of growth behaviour which results in a distinct, recognizable form. This is true of humans. That is not to say that each does not have distinguishing features, but these are minor … Continue reading

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