Wednesday, 12 March 2008

GHD v Idiot Christians

What is this world coming to? The latest GHD advert has been banned because it risks offending Christians.

The GHD website still has "Thy Will Be Done" on it.

I have complete faith in GHD.

Saturday, 8 March 2008


OK. So I may as well spend this quiet time at work looking at my Leonardo stuff. It's a good time to go over the online forums and read some of the online tutorial stuff.

A few days ago I posted some queries about the second assignment. It confuses me and makes me miss the good old days of sensibly studying science (even the maths, at least you know when you're wrong). Logging on today I get a whole bunch of messages from some fellow student who writes like he's texting, but also seems full of the crappy arty blah* that they're all full of.

Now, is he having a go at science? I think he believes in philosophy above everything else, but I can't work out what he's trying to say to me.

Only an opinion. take on board what your saying about science.( I feel )dont know much about science perse , but I do believe that science does not have to be cut and dry . i believe you can use objective criteria, but you can enhance it with subjectivity. Your knowledge is a bonus i feel its just the way you use it. Objectivity does tend to exhaust itself (that is not a criticism) however there has to be a cut off point, and objectivity returns to subjectivity out of necessity. I think da vinci realised this bit too late, but he always had the ability.

Not trying too push any ideas on to you. you may find the above book [Phenomenology of Perception]interesting i find it relevant to notions of spacial awareness and ideas about reality and the way we may look at things. pretty heavy going but he is one person i would not even bother questioning. he is my genius he is called Mr Maurice merleau- ponty. bet u cant put that book down, but only a guess. its your choice. think u might get best grade somehow

I miss rocks. :*(

I also want Science. It works, Bitches. on an icon.

*what I was full of during my first degree and now can't find again.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Course Rethinking

Just getting down some future course thoughts in light of the Astronomy Cert mentioned in last post.

Current choices for 2008/2009
A178 - Leonardo da Vinci (current)
AT272 - Ancient & Medieval Cities (May start, not signed up)
SA188 - Archaeology (September start)

This plan left August and the 'Winter Holiday' with no set courses and I had planned to use this time to self-study all those Geology books that I haven't worked through yet. Then:

S369 - Geological Record... (Feb 09 start)

Potential choices for 2008/2009
A178 - Leonardo da Vinci (current)
SA188 - Archaeology (May start - still time to sign earlier)
Life in the Universe & SETI (Manchester Uni course starts October)

This plan leaves me August and September to study the Geology books and fills in the whole of the 'Winter Holiday'. The Manchester Uni course runs for six months, so there would be some overlap at the end with S369.

EDIT: Looking at a different part of the Manchester site shows that the course actually runs October to May, so there's more overlap than I thought.

EDIT2: Although the sample pages look like a tricky combination of the course I quit last year and the evil Maths course that I've just taken!

EDIT3: It also looks as though it really is 100% online. So no books. Have to be in front of the screen all the time. Not sure I like that. I like being able to pick up my course texts and read them on the loo, and on the train, and in bed. I know I have Sarah Jane, but I'm not dragging her into the bathroom!

Death Star

Oh dear. We're all going to die by gamma-ray burst. Be seeing you.

Monday, 3 March 2008

University Challenge

Just got three right in a row thanks to studying Leonardo! There should be an exam! :)