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Fresh from dropping his children off at school, Mr Jones ambled through the hall into his family’s sitting room, before almost immediately tripping over a toy robot and falling hard to his knees. “Bloody kids! Why can they never put away their toys? I tell you Martha, unless they’re going to learn to be tidier

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Guest blogs for The Splintered Mind

I’ve recently been doing some guest blogging for Eric Schwitzgebel’s fantastic blog The Splintered Mind. Here are links to the six posts I wrote this summer. (1) Why was sci-fi so slow to discover time travel? Most themes in contemporary science fiction have precursors in earlier mythology and folklore, but time travel doesn’t appear in fiction until

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