August 2011

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Find attached my fourth and final assignment for the Bangor Mindfulness course. This one is for the Research module. It is supposed to be a description of a research project that you intend to do later in the course in a form close to what would be suitable for submission to the ethics panel. Research_Assign_Two_blog_version.pdf…

Read More Bangor Mindfulness 2nd Research Assignment

Attached is my second assignment from the Bangor Mindfulness course which has now been marked. This is the document as submitted but with my name and copyright information added. Foundation_Assigment_2_blog_version.pdf. I got 64% which translates as a ‘B’. The marker made some kind comments about my “highly original ideas” but rightly points out that this…

Read More Bangor Foundation Assignment 2 Results

If I start to talk about how the world is and therefore how we should best live there is a danger you will dismiss what I say as either playing with ideas that have no relation to real life (philosophy) or trying to impose some mumbo jumbo from a possible imaginary deity (religion). Many people…

Read More An areligious (not “A religious”) justification for meditation

This post deals with the semantics of extraction of data from the Rhododendron monographs. Another post will deal with the technicalities of the actual extraction. The image above shows a species description entry. It was chosen as being a small and simple example for illustrative purposes. I have marked up the bits I am interested…

Read More Extracting Data From the Rhododendron Monographs

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This is a sideline to my working on the Edinburgh Rhododendron monographs. The monographs often quote references to illustrations (icons) of species. This is useful as we know that these are illustrations that have been determined by the author of the account and are therefore “correctly” determined. What a shame we only have an abbreviated…

Read More Links To All Curtis Botanical Magazine Illustrations in BHL