Category Archives: Idle Chit-Chat

Who educates the educators?

Children as young as ten are being asked … whether they feel “comfortable in their gender.” The survey, distributed to schools by the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, asks (amongst a number of questions on other serious issues) children to … Continue reading

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More fun with fractals

It’s been a while since I last posted fractal images… In retrospect, it was obvious the Mandelbrot set would rotate into a circle. After all, I knew from the start that there was no point rotating it about the real … Continue reading

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Making Judgements

Warning: Offensive language and triggers aplenty. Apologies in advance. Female sexbots are hated – why? What about the men who own and use them? Which of the following statements do you agree with? The sexbot-as-machine is: A deceiver, an unfeeling … Continue reading

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The goddess and the sexbot

I have a copper figurine that I bought nineteen years ago in Athens. I paid more for it than I realised at the time, but it’s worth far more to me than I paid. While it does have a certain … Continue reading

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That which we call a sexbot

Sexbot. Fembot. Gynoid. What’s the difference? Aren’t fembots just sexbots with nipple guns? And gynoid sounds like a disease of the testicles… Limiting the discussion to mechanical robots of humanoid appearance, excluding therefore sex-robots (see Disgusting – Sexbots? Or humans?) … Continue reading

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Disgusting – Sexbots? Or humans?

I have been reading A Perspective on Disgust (Rozin & Fallon, 1987). The focus is on food generally, but includes anything that may touch and potentially contaminate the body – such as semen. For example, something that has been produced/possessed/touched … Continue reading

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The Stepford Horizon

In Ira Levin’s 1972 The Stepford Wives, a group of husbands conspire to replace their wives with robot duuplicates. The leader of this conspiracy is Dale Coba, a former Disney engineer. In a case of life imitating art, last week … Continue reading

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