This lovely story of a Castilla y León government tender for a small investigative boat which already included the name of the winner, a company linked to the governing party, reminded me of this beautiful idea re (some of) the Greeks in Martha’s dad’s book:
Travel alone was not enough to create â€˜science’. These thinkers also lived in communities which were held together by impersonal laws. As a result, they tended to explain the universe by underlying law too, and metaphors of â€˜justice’ and â€˜requital’ were sometimes important in their account of change.
It is too vague, though, to ascribe the â€˜birth of scientific thought’ to the existence among Greeks of the citizen-community, or polis.
- Danse macabre
These three dancing Spidermen (Scripting News): … reminded me of the trio of Batmen in Jan Mohammad’s 1990 Lollywood hunt-the-Salman epic, International
- Those velociphilic Spanish
Richard Williams in the Guardian re a carelessly parked car in London: Unimaginable in France, Italy or Spain, where bikes and bike
- Nudity and the Catalan autonomous millennium
I and the cat are in no doubt that all this public nakedness is linked to the campaign for a new
- Why does the PNV hate Fujimori?
Someone just sent me a wild and wildly misleading press release (Spanish) from the PNV, the main legal Basque nationalist party.
- Castells, for real
A mad, mad Japanese video, and a human ladder at the Muslim siege of Aleppo in 637.