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Slavery and reparations

Abolition Acts continued to be re-written and re-applied right up until the early 1900s. The effects are still with us.   Nigel Pocock   African-Caribbean slaves are the largest group that have not been compensated for the suffering and abuse they underwent for 400 years (c. 1450-1850). This might seem […]

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Computational power vs. wisdom?

On 6th of January BBC1 News reported that research shows that brain ‘power’ starts to decay earlier than was thought … Reasoning powers diminish from age 40 or so…   Nigel Pocock   Is an implied brain ‘power’ only about ‘reasoning’? This statement is extremely simplistic; making good judgements is […]