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AAW Autumn Special: Maths Fashion Football for Socrates Fans

Receiving a like from a lovely fashion blogger reminded me of Stacey Dooley’s investigation into the fashion industry. While there was a lot of bad news in the programme, I was delighted that fashion influencer, Niomi Price, was inspired to cut down on her consuming, and try to persuade her many followers; now I know where AAW hang out… instead of here!; to do the same. I’m glad to say the greenYgrey was right behind Niomi Price as she met Stacey Dooley to see the results of her investigation into fashion pollution:

Maybe Niomi Price can be the autumn AAW after Pernille Harder has done a great job since the summer, including knocking in a brace for Wolfsburg Women in the first leg of the European Cup quarter-final v Athletico Madrid:

Maths Mixed Up: Good for Socrates Followers

Hannah Fry’s documentary trilogy into Maths had a great greenYgrey introduction to the last quarter hour of the series:

Photosynthesis is dear to the greenYgrey heart, with the sight of sun meeting leaves one of my favourites in nature. But as a non-science (more nonsense!) doctor of philosophy I’m only just learning about it really, so was glad to see Prof. Olaya-Castro explaining that even she and top scientists don’t understand the process yet, and that it is more about quantum mechanics.

And good for Socrates followers like me, especially his assertion that the wisest people are those who know they know little, 2500 years after his life, Hannah Fry concluded that she thinks there are two scientific truths leading parallel lives in our world: the human maths such as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and the quantum mechanics world that is beyond it, and doesn’t behave as Einstein predicted.

While I disagree with the BBC a lot, they are the providers of most of my documentaries, although I think I have learnt a lot more about controversial theories (space and history) from other channels, such as Quest and Yesterday.

It is also a little hypocritical of me to criticise fashion while being a book writer, but I do and will try and cover it by contributing to charities such as the Woodland Trust. When I started the greenYgrey it was mainly for charitable reasons, although I didn’t want the pressure and responsibility of being a non-profit. The same still holds true, although there seems a neverending human tide of misery and pollution, and there doesn’t seem much hope of limiting it in the future… big new plans for more roads and housing in the south-east this morning isn’t going to help things!

Escape with the greenYgrey, and I’ll continue having my say, and to charity pay… the (Niomi) Price is right

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Love Island Hayley’s Socratic Intelligence: Zero to Hero

After trying to promote working-class/women-AAW/blondes over the last thirteen years I thought Love Island‘s Hayley was a disaster when I first saw her clip from on the show; an adult on television not knowing the difference between UK cities, countries and continents.

Hail the Enlightened Hayley

However, when I first saw her interviewed, she seemed to stand up to Piers Morgan quite well, and then she spoke well on This Week. I don’t know if she decided herself, or had received good advice, but she said she’d been studying a bit since leaving the reality show, which is quite impressive in itself with what must have been a busy media schedule.

Even more impressively to me, she showed Socratic wisdom in making it clear she didn’t think she had enough knowledge yet to make a statement on Brexit, pushed by Mr. Neil. Socrates of course said the wisest are those who know they know little.

Like Socrates, I know I still know little, and have mental weaknesses, but I think one of my strengths is linking seemingly unconnected fields and themes.

This morning I had a new example, but this blog has gone on long enough already. Do you want to know what it is in the next blog?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marc-Latham/e/B004SP40J0