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Jun 17, 2013



Don't worry we won't comment on the unspeakable.


Why did the Irish philosopher stop at human freedom?


Behavioral evolution is a lot more complicated than these people make it out to be.


Hi Ted,

In the first case, to generate anger among TN readers there would have to be TN readers. >:) Although wait, you have comments - perhaps Terra Nova is not yet dead! I can but hope.

While a provision against discussing that particular topic may help prevent outbreaks of incensed rage from the more enthusiastic parties on either side of that fence, it does make it rather difficult to discuss certain topics of great relevance to game and play studies, the new Bellah book being a case in hand. I haven't read it yet, but it's been on my radar for a while now.

If you ever want a forum where you can discuss that-which-must-not-be-mentioned, you are welcome to guest-post on my blog - it's a place I have always tried to bridge this particular gap, since I'm not really convinced not talking is actually helping the situation... To be fair, not talking *did* help keep the peace in India for half a millennia - but that was before global media and post-modernism. A new approach is long overdue on this particular issue.

Although not quite moving in the same direction, I remain more convinced than ever that you will enjoy _The Mythology of Evolution_. Part of the discussion is framed around the question of who or what it makes sense to say is acting in the case of animals (let alone humans!). Ah,it wouldn't be a Terra Nova comment without the Shameless Plug(TM)! ;)

All the best,



Oh yes, I know the blog is dead. I just like posting to it anyway. It is like singing in the shower. With one exception: Although you always sing badly, on rare occasions the shower yells at you about it.


'From play, he believes, springs almost all culture.'

I agree!


Play is definitely key to some fantastic human achievements. It's human beings in one of their purest and most beautiful states. We all need a bit of a kick every now and then to remind us of this, life is short, have fun, be happy!

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