“Derek tastes of ear wax”

Wonderfully-titled and very interesting documentary on synaesthesia, courtesy of Google videos.

To see how this relates to the psychological/ philosophical functionalist theory of consciousness, you might want to see this part of the essay I uploaded a while ago onto this site. If I’m right, synaesthesia might be a key way of testing (and [...]

On the irrelevance of moral prudery

Biologist PJ Myers condemns the moral witchhunts that lead to teachers (amongst others) being removed from their jobs not because of their (lack of) ability, but due to what they do or have done in their private lives.

You can also read a very interesting account, here, by an elementary school teacher who cannot find a job (despite her qualifications and experience) because of her past as a sex worker.