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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1440 on: 16 August, 2019, 03:50:31 pm »
I can't pass the Geese in Taylor Park without feeling like i'm living the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park.

Bloody snappy cunt birds.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1441 on: 16 August, 2019, 05:27:00 pm »
I can't pass the Geese in Taylor Park without feeling like i'm living the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park.

Bloody snappy cunt birds.
Canada Geese? Dreadful birds. I don't think anyone would object to reducing their numbers.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1442 on: 17 August, 2019, 09:33:43 am »
Canada Geese? Dreadful birds. I don't think anyone would object to reducing their numbers.

Thin out their numbers!


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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1443 on: 17 August, 2019, 02:38:57 pm »
I was going to make an observation that wildlife in a rural setting always seems to be far more timid than in an urban one, but then remembered that's 'cos there's a higher proportion of folk in the countryside that are likely to 'reduce their numbers'.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1444 on: 20 August, 2019, 12:38:46 pm »

Lynne Kelly on Memory Palaces, Ancient and Modern.

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Memory takes different forms. Memories can be encoded in the strength of neural connections in our brains, but there’s a sense in which photographs and written records are memories as well. What did people do before such forms of memory even existed? Lynne Kelly is a science writer and researcher who specializes in forms of memory in the ancient world, as well as a competitive memory expert in her own right. She has theorized that ancient structures such as Stonehenge might have served as memory palaces, encoding social knowledge over extended periods of time. We talk about how to improve your own memory, the origin of religion, and how prehistoric cultures preserved their know-how.

I reckon all you archaeological types will enjoy this - but I can't remember why...



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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1445 on: 20 August, 2019, 01:34:09 pm »
I have a passing recollection of writing / the printing press being objected to on the grounds that it was likely to have an impact on our ability to remember things.  I just can't quite put my finger on where I came across it though.

Sorry, what were we talking about?

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1446 on: 21 August, 2019, 11:35:05 am »
I have a passing recollection of writing / the printing press being objected to on the grounds that it was likely to have an impact on our ability to remember things.  I just can't quite put my finger on where I came across it though.

Sorry, what were we talking about?

I've heard that one too; about writing I'm pretty sure.  Probably Q.I. - most things I know come from there.
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1447 on: 21 August, 2019, 02:35:32 pm »

They mention that in the podcast.