Thursday, 20 August 2015


'Miscarriage' is such a cruel world. Like 'misconduct', it implies irresponsibility, fault, deliberately improper handling, by a woman, of her duty. She carried it wrong.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Powers and Clarke: Insititutions and the development of human sociality

Dr Simon Powers is a member of the Lehmann group in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne, although he originally got his PhD in computer science.

Powers is concerned to explain how humans have moved from small-scale, self-sufficient tribes or kin-groups, to large-scale, differentiated exchange economies, a change which has elsewhere been called the 'Holocene transition'.