Trans-substantial Catholics

Watch this. What are the priests doing? Catholic Litmus Test If you are Catholic, then I hope for the sake of your soul you said he is welcoming Christ bodily into the world. If you didn’t you aren’t looking too […]

Poor Hanno

According to the pop-psychologist-pseudo-science writer Malcolm Gladwell in his magnum lite-opus, the Tipping Point we as a species need risk takers. Individuals who are willing to put it all on the line in pursuit of a goal will, if they […]

Intelligence and Happiness?

A while ago, the Inquisition pondered the nature of intelligence, and whether a certain outlook or attendant mental abilities are guides to or from happiness. This has been obliquely in the news of late…

Buried by the Sea

Its odd. Most graveyards in Connemara appear to be near water, if not actually right on the coast. Why? West Galway, or Connemara, has a lot of unused space. Admittedly, much of the land Connemara is industrially and agriculturally useless, […]

Cycling Two Abreast

Cycling two abreast in Ireland is legal, a protected practice, and it is safer.

Indoors / Outdoors (Defuse)

A talk given by The Inquisition at Defuse, on Wednesday 7th November 2012, as part of Designweek in Dublin, Ireland

Nürnburg’s Extra Bombs

Nürnburg got ripped to shreds by Bomber Harris’ boys. By how much appears to be open to debate.

Law & Morality

The preface to HLA Hart’s publication of his 1961 lecture series on the meeting of law and morality is as prevalent today as it ever was.

Foy – The Bodiless Head

A bodiless head is revered as being Saint Foy, who died a cruel death.

Coffee Haters

There are people out there who pretend to like coffee. Coffee Haters – you have been warned.

False Flags 2

False flag, covert ops by Americans against Americans? Sounds crazy, and so it was deemed.

Plastic 55 Years Ago

55 years ago Roland Barthes considered the importance of plastic and what it meant, as a substance and a symbol.

Cesare Borgia’s Party

The Pope, his son and fifty prostitutes – Cesare Borgia’s party.

Marriage – A Potted History

Marriage is thought by many to be a fixed rite, one which is immovable and inflexible. The truth is that it has not always seemed so…

Blinking Morse

The world was shocked when a victim of torture started blinking morse. The story of a US aviator captured in Vietnam.


Synecdoche is a powerful, expressive linguistic device

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<p>Radioactove materials have been used to fortify cosmetics as a restorative</p>
<p>Jesus Theories – there are plenty of theories, plenty of them disliked by churches and  concerning matters written out of the record by human hands long after Jesus’ death.</p>
<p>False Flags and Agent Provocateurs – history teaches us ways to start a fight with sympathy already on our side.</p>
<p>Berlin Sans is an unorthodox typeface designed by David Berlow and assisted by Matthew Butterick. It has a storied history.</p>
<p>Headless humanoids from fantastic medieval bestiaries were “seen” by Sir Walter Raleigh in the Amazon region. He was drawing on a long line of such reports.</p>
<p>We see photography as truth. Is it?</p>
<p>For over 50 years a swastika looked down on Dublin from atop a tall chimney. Why?</p>
<p>Did Neanderthals bury their dead?</p>
<p>The farcical Scopes Trial in 1925 was a ground-breaking attempt to link science in education and religion. It sort of worked for the fundamentalist loonies and sort of didn’t.</p>
<p>The pre-medieval Irish middle class were a well-appointed lot, accustomed to luxury.</p>

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