Life on a Small Planet
Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules – and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress.
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Vonnegut has it right. There's some progress, always. No matter how dire things seem at times.
In this issue, we've collected photos, stories, and intriguing topics to cheer you up while we're all waiting for progress. The humour might not cheer you up, but we expect you to be stoic about it, as always. Here are some of this week's highlights.
We'll be back next week with more Stuff. (Send more Stuff!) Remember: if we don't train our minds onto important things like food, flowers, and fun, the politicians and pundits win. Ignore them and read this instead.
Quote of the Week: Multiculturalism is the process of cultural appropriation, which of course is an exchange, not a one way street.... Societies wouldn't evolve without it.
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THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Why a horse?
Weaponising history, sort of.
|SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT|
The Temptation of
Art or catastrophe?
Mystery plant challenge.
|THERE'S A STORY IN THERE|
Brits, less metric than they claim.
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