This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has three segments. Here are bits of each of them:
- Flowery polymorphic perversion — … Grażyna Gajewska at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland is one of the few academics who is now overtly studying polymorphic perversion on a broad, societal level. Her recent treatise “Polymorphic perversion of human and other-than-human bodies” appears in the journal PorÓwnania….
- Screwing up — ….Successful detection of a loose bolt leads, of course, to another go at step two, bolt tightening. And so it goes, with much repetition, robotic life on the assembly line being a long succession of mechanical screwings, screw-ups, recoveries and let’s-get-on-with-its. That is the quotidian, nuts-and-bolts reality of auto-auto-making machinery.
- Midnight musings — …A person named Michael Plant, a research fellow at the University of Oxford, wrote a paper called “The meat eater problem“….