The first symptoms

One of the first symptoms of prostate cancer is lower back pain, which is of course a symptom of so much else besides that prostate cancer is the last that will come to mind if suddenly it flares up.

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Not giving delusion any solidity

The artifice of humanity has always been the image of its reality

… the very idea of science has become the ultimate social authority and arbiter of truth – a bit like the way assorted assemblages of religious observance, cultural practice and social convention were once held together by the idea of God …

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