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Why we’re going to have a lot of lonely old men in India in 2071

June 9, 2011

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We’re going to have an awful lot of lonely old men in India in 60 years time. Admittedly, the same is likely in China – most of South and East Asia, actually – but it’s exacerbated in the two biggest economies because with the emergence of new monied classes in an old-fashioned patrilineal society (that […]

All hail the baby Jesus…snake

November 3, 2010

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18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her […]

Homer’s colour blindness

October 29, 2010

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When I first read The Iliad and The Odyssey I was very confused. Not by the phalanx of characters which come flooding at you, sometimes referred to only by their leitmotifs rather than their actual names (you need to juggle about twenty family trees in your mind, as well as remember who is “swift-footed”, who […]