Saturday, 2 February 2019

... a terrible explosive in the presence of which everything is in danger

In my bio description I say that I'm a philosopher. From that, a rival company actually paid a journalist and created a paid placement to say that I was not a scientist or medical researcher, but philosophy graduate and not qualified to run a tech company. Some major 'investors' in Asia actually believed that despite the fact that there are links to my Oxford University Cancer Research Doctorate clearly visible.

So just to clarify, I'm a philosopher in the sense of wanting know know the deeper reasons and underlying causes and in fact ran the Oxford University Natural Philosophy society - maybe in the sense of the famous quote "what I understand by `philosopher': a terrible explosive in the presence of which everything is in danger[*]" - not in the sense that I spent four years writing essays on Kant in a liberal arts college.

*And I guess that I need to say . . . because as we see above there are people out there who don't necessarily understand these things - by everything I mean that some peoples complacent assumptions and erroneous world models are at risk - so its a metaphorical explosive not a real one . . .

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