Month: March 2019

You can’t build Sherlock’s mind palace using logic alone

You can’t build Sherlock’s mind palace using logic alone

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most powerful characters in fiction. His talents are almost wasted solving crime. I guess that’s why, in the BBC version especially, Mycroft kept trying to strong-arm into being a spy for the crown. And one of his greatest strengths (again, in the BBC version) is his mind palace. For

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Has this society collapsed, or is it just different?

Has this society collapsed, or is it just different?

Someone I know recently shared pictures from their trip to Bhutan. It’s not a place I’ve thought about much, despite its strong Buddhist culture, beautiful natural environment, high levels of happiness and a history of ethnic cleansing. Any one of these things should have put it on my radar. Somehow, I’d never thought twice about

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