“Devices and implements for deterring monsters, specters, demons, and the like,” is the title of a US patent application 13364587, Filed February 2, 2012 by Kevin M. Crucs of sparsely populated Copley, Ohio, USA. The patent document contains copious details. Among them: “Devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a […]
Conceivabilism, inconceivabilism and someone with 200 arms and legs
Sometimes, philosophers like to construct highly exaggerated imaginary scenarios in order to test the validity of theories – conjuring up, for example, human bodies with a pair of spare eyes in their shoulders. Since there’s no very little limit on how exaggerated such propositions might be, some take on outlandish proportions. Such ideas can push […]
CONCEPTS: FISH | BANANAS
Philosophers are sometimes faced with tackling the complex issues of ‘concepts’. Over the years, as an aid towards a better grasp of ‘concepts’, various standard examples have been developed. Take, for instance, PET FISH and MONSTER BANANAS (Note: the use of SMALL CAPS is traditional in the philosophical literature when dealing with CONCEPTS). Although their […]
Harryhausen’s movie monsters compiled
Behold this four-minute compilation of Ray Harryhausen’s lovingly created movie monsters, adding magnificent monster music by Tito Puente. (Thanks to investigator Sally Shelton for bringing it to our attention.) Read about Harryhausen and his work in Roy P. Webber’s book The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen, much of which is online.