What is a person?

I am a person (I promise). You are a person (I say that with confidence, as I am only addressing those that can read this). But, what exactly is a person? I’m not going to go through much ground work to establish that “living human” and “person” are non-identical terms, because I think that much… Continue reading What is a person?

Social Cost of Taboo

A taboo is an unspoken social rule of omission: things you may not talk about. You have every right to say it, but people agree that the speaker will come off badly if they do. Obesity is one of these, where telling a fat person they are fat means the speaker comes off worse than… Continue reading Social Cost of Taboo

Seeing the Doctor in the Information Age

Thanks to the age of information, an age that should be historically remembered as the "Google Era", there are now only two types of GP. The first type of GP is one that you tell all of your symptoms to and they give you the diagnosis and you think this: What am I doing here?… Continue reading Seeing the Doctor in the Information Age