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Author of Towards a Science of Belief Systems (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

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Just heard the radio say "a group of wealthy predator countries" & thought Blimey, Telling It Like It Is For Once b… https://t.co/hm25FnVvYeAfter all this is over, if anyone ever says “Coronavirus” in my presence again, I’m going to flatten their curve.
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4/1
2020
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Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @amendlocke Will doReading the Balibar dictatorship of the proletariat book, which I'd never got around to beforeParsifal from the Bayerische Staatsoper https://t.co/08lzCG2eD0This extract from an article by arch-right wing Labour man John McTernan is why the Right has defeated the Left (pr… https://t.co/0DurPQbgMR
Retweeted by Edmund Griffithshttps://t.co/fXirlqbSQt @DrFrancisYoung Yes that's certainly true. I seem to remember DS Mirsky makes a similar point about the post-1688 T… https://t.co/rKyQie6Jt1 @DrFrancisYoung Yyyeessss, but was that ever on a comparable scale? @DrFrancisYoung Yes it's interesting. Hard to think of a close parallel @DrFrancisYoung Must have missed it, let me look now @DrFrancisYoung I suppose future historians will make up their own term. And then they'll enjoy reminding people th… https://t.co/pTKzB1rR9y @DrFrancisYoung I think that's right; but "the coronavirus" would be fine, bc which other coronavirus are we going to be talking about? @sammeoch I think all of that prob counts as not naming it @j0s3fk Oooooooooooh @digitalben Why can I only favourite this once @gruttocks1 Yes I've heard that a lot. Might come under avoiding saying the name @MeganDoolally @bealelab Well begun is a strong word @MeganDoolally @bealelab Nobody had better write The Meaning of SARS-CoV @bealelab Blimey, an option I hadn't even considered @DrFrancisYoung Yes me too! That's one reason I thought to do the poll @bealelab I would love to say SARS-CoV-2 but I don't know whether it's pronounced sarze-kov-too or sarze-cee-oh-vee-tooWhat are you currently calling it?Did a coronavirus post this https://t.co/5p2wCIj4Qf
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Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @joolsd @YaNanous @GBabeuf Oh now that's a good oneThe world the flesh & no forget that I mean the imaginary the symbolic & no no no that's not it hang on let me thin… https://t.co/NTt2rdmS1U
3/31
2020
I am approximately 1,000,000 per cent certain that Trump Googled "Seoul" specifically to make this observation and… https://t.co/MevNK7mm9z
Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @YaNanous @particleist Certainly leaning in the direction of yup @YaNanous @particleist Not in this context though @KajPolitiko Bona kurso de mezepoka kimra (por liri la "Mabinogion" ktp) https://t.co/wXrIOGIzFhThread https://t.co/k14xgmznVHNevada, a state in one of the richest countries in the world, has painted social-distancing boxes on a concrete par… https://t.co/rt7C69SidY
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsThe beta Guardian app has started having an odd bug where it's randomly adding star ratings usually seen on their r… https://t.co/QhMptuLlZJ
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsJust posted: 'When the state has withered away' https://t.co/H3vKMR92rL https://t.co/EUh2iwytP6
Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @LabourZaid It comes from https://t.co/PGhAwl5ndPPreparing for my first lecture on Boethius and realizing that this entire term will be a test of whether philosophy… https://t.co/xGq6srIJcN
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsSorry to interrupt lads, but the Chinese aid packages to the UK have this stamped on them, and I am absolutely, 100… https://t.co/UPa73LFHXp
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Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsThis is just Britain always, no? https://t.co/VTcZNOufay
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsSolidarity with people in Hungary esp. democrats, socialists, migrants, members of ethnic minorities https://t.co/xyYrfZnKsSHadn't better https://t.co/JguHXmQyt8🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶AUFERSTANDEN AUS RUINEN https://t.co/3TPcJgDSugRIP Manolis Glezos @YaNanous @GBabeuf @particleist No, his theories do not qualify as #beliefs, they are in fact #spookinesses https:/… https://t.co/inaQqnuwN7
3/30
2020
Tanka Collection The collection consists of 77 tankas, chiefly Tibetan, but also Nepalese, Bhutanese, Indian and Ch… https://t.co/04NXVg8SFU
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsUS politics is so odd. I know we're in no position to talk but it really isY'know I think there might still be a pandemic even if Mrs Clinton were the president https://t.co/MkofjSM378 @RationalColonel In other spheres (e.g. "theory") I am more sympathetic to the idea that the difficulty is often spurious or a mannerism @RationalColonel I suspect in the case of poetry a certain amount of the resistance to "difficulty" comes from the… https://t.co/4tZcpvpdHf @RationalColonel Yes that's good @RationalColonel What a #real political organization has to say about itself: https://t.co/6Nkypr598EThe bridge that collapsed in Detroit 2 days ago had a sign that said “Biden = NAFTA” and I just don’t know how much… https://t.co/yIzrMn3HXI
Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @RationalColonel #Inspiring @RationalColonel Oh really & what else does it say, do read on @RationalColonel Listen you @RationalColonel Socialist pluralism does not require me to say everyone ought to join a #reformistPartyThe public are responding marvellously to the lockdown & I oppose all snide grumbling; but if I didn't I might just… https://t.co/FCQAiQ6kT5Not of course that I am advising anyone to acquire or to retain Labour Party membership; but if you've got a vote you may as well use itTalking on the phone today to a friend of mine who's a Labour Party member & hadn't yet got around to voting in the… https://t.co/aTAVlXLGC6Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is currently in Ursa Major and is moving towars Camelopardalis. It is brightening and in l… https://t.co/IyhpuisXv5
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsFrom 30 April, Oxford CCS will be hosting 8 weekly talks on topics including • proletarian democracy • abstract lab… https://t.co/ozzIAnWkRP
Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @McCaineNL Get well soonhttps://t.co/ayzkVCRCm6
Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @RationalColonel It's lovely once you're outNice to see a bit of Labour leadership stuff on the TL for a change (Now there's something I did not think I'd be saying)it's the way he capitalises "Institute", it's wonderful https://t.co/7uYCzf17pQ
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsAt this point they're doing it deliberately https://t.co/jrLUisethbIf you're at a loss for something to do on Thursday evening, you could always go to https://t.co/bllvw2rHRj & liste… https://t.co/rd92jRfErt @YaNanous Doesn't advertise as intensively as the super blood wolf, that's why we're less aware of itThere's definitely a Neil Ferguson / Niall Ferguson joke out there, but it seems I am not the one who'll be making it
3/29
2020
Can we get an update on this https://t.co/shoMTr3k24
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsRIP Carole Chant @adahn_echo You've got a 🔒 account, your tweets are basically DMs anyway @nyanlasers Oxford Westgate centre Sainsbury'sTwitter DMs don't seem to be working, but no need to fret: I'm sure we can all happily tweet anything we would ordi… https://t.co/EPFeMuwtl0Just posted: 'When the state has withered away' https://t.co/H3vKMR92rL https://t.co/EUh2iwytP6This family’s hilarious quarantine video filmed in the beautiful grounds of their holiday home will touch your heart!
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsOh HO https://t.co/BXjvqwrmrbHere's an Arthur Waley translation for you: this is from his version of the Book of Songs (詩經 Shih-ching) https://t.co/RvCkIhL6qY
3/28
2020
I never took it for granted to begin with so I don't need a learning experience https://t.co/V5iNsmt2TASorry—reported to the _police_? He may be talking rubbish but that is not a police matter https://t.co/nyvKzJLbh4 @MediocreDave @MetOpera That's just what giant snakes that guard treasure & sing in bass voices look like @MediocreDave @MetOpera No it was enormousSiegfried from the New York @MetOpera hit the spot. Tomorrow Götterdämmerung 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/b9HPrCbw3a @RationalColonel 🖕Find that the lockdown etc is making me very short-tempered. Arguably a good thing I'm not allowed to see other human beingsNEGATIVE OIL PRICES ARE OFFICIALLY HERE In an obscure corner of the market, a bid was just put in for oil at -$0.1… https://t.co/IFypw8uBlZ
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsDon't think any of us can yet really imagine the caustic, universal-debt-slavery levels of austerity that are going… https://t.co/vVt2ONoDVA @EdmundGriffiths Coronavirus UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution https://t.co/z1odU3aPv3
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsThe Prime Minister has tested positive for Corona virus. He has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Stre… https://t.co/Yhgv1QzyZr
Retweeted by Edmund GriffithsAbsolute shit journalism. He has 400 followers and the Washington Post decided to track down and *call his elderly… https://t.co/NXGYcBkAyM
Retweeted by Edmund Griffiths @GBabeuf @RationalColonel Those people are not socialists & are therefore not #covered @GBabeuf @RationalColonel NoWhat is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep As it fitfully blows half conceals, half discloses? https://t.co/ItGxLzGRXz
3/27
2020
You all think it's just a laugh, but in China in 1977 describing your politics in 4 people could have got you arrested @YaNanous Audio will be online: but tune in that evening, I don't think it will be up forever @YaNanous https://t.co/MhQdFxNuRW https://t.co/1MhlmpzCAX @YaNanous Yep, 2nd of April
3/26
2020

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