Hi, I’m Steve Morris. I’m on a quest to find and articulate my beliefs about the world, and you’re welcome to join in. My blog appears to be mostly about Science, Technology and Life, and the most popular articles are tagged Language and Belief. But don’t worry, some of them are quite funny.

By the way, I’m not the Steve Morris. I’m a Steve Morris. There are lots of us, and most of us are not well known. Here are some who are:

  • Stephen Paul David Morris was a drummer in the bands New Order and Joy Division. Funnily enough, I always thought that New Order used a drum machine.
  • Steve Morris is an actor and stuntman who appeared in The Matrix, which coincidentally is one of my favourite films.
  • Steve Morris is a Welsh athlete. He competed in the Mens’ 1500m in the 2012 Paralympic Games, but just missed out on a medal. Better luck next time, Steve!
  • Stephen Morris is Professor of Economics at Princeton University and is an expert on game theory.
  • Steve Morris is an artist.
  • Steve Morris is an author of short stories and novels.
  • Steve Morris is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL.
  • Steven Morris is an American-born Honduran footballer. I just copied that from Wikipedia.
  • Bizarrely, Stephen Morris is also a novel by Nevil Shute. I haven’t read it.

There are lots of other Steve Morrises out there. Why not post a comment about your favourite Steve Morris?

65 responses to “About

  1. My favourite Steve Morris is Mr. Steve.

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  3. Hi! I think your blog is great and I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here’s the link:http://craftcreateconnect.com/2013/05/19/leibsteraward/


  4. I happened to stumble upon your blog and just thought I’d mention that Oxford is a beautiful place. (:

  5. Interesting posts. Will definitely keep an eye out for newcoming ideas.

  6. I wrote about the future. It will show up tomorrow. Morris is the name of our cat. But this is not a slight to your name. He is intelligent beyond belief. I believe he was a reincarnation of a carnation that was a reincarnation of a major writer who had great imagination. It is in his eyes.

  7. I don’t know any Steve Morrises, except — now — you. Thank you for liking a post on my blog. [Except that you went to the wrong blog — the practice one for the “real” blog (“The Getting Old Blog.”) I hope you come back to the right one some time. I shall enjoy continuing to explore yours. 🙂

  8. Feel free to contact me, Mr Morris sir for a complimentary tome of stories with your name on them.

  9. Hello. Mr. Morris! Good to meet you at last and a book is on its way.

  10. Absolutely. We look forward to the review. You might need to use a nom de plume…..

  11. Why of course you are “the” Steve Morris! 🙂
    Happy 2014, Steve.
    Thanks for visiting Teagan’s Books.

  12. Hello Steve,
    I just wanted to stop in and say thank you for your continued support of my blog. The encouragement is appreciated! I love your blog and think you are quite talented! I hope 2014 is the best ever for you!
    Thanks again!

  13. Steve Morris, you’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award!!


  14. Hi Steve. How is it that your front page allows there to be a summary of a post that breaks to a new page with a more hyperlink?
    ~ Eric

  15. I see what you did Steve in the editor to insert a break but not how to open the more page by the link that got inserted. So, now I wonder – did you add each of the post summaries onto your main page and then insert a MORE click-break for each post on the page?
    Your main page is like mine – it opens to a page. Your posts are like mine as well – each has a date name + post article name. So, I’m wondering how your page links to the post (more). I created a draft/ test POST(not a page). The More insertion got placed, but when I open the post, it is just like any other post and displays the entire text. Next, I created a draft PAGE – same thing occurs – when I preview it, the MORE link isn’t displayed and all of the text is displayed. Both display the more… link in the editor – but the more box only identifies itself and there aren’t any options it seems for controlling the target text that follows.
    Thanks for your reply. It probably will work out eventually that I may do what I want. I just don’t want to mess with my actual main page until I’m sure it will work like I want it. Eventually, I’d like it to be somewhat similar to your main page.

    • I don’t think I did anything else. Maybe different themes work differently? Or perhaps there is some setting in WordPress that I have forgotten about (there are so many of those!)

      • Thanks Steve. I am looking into changing my front page. I didn’t really expect to blog so much when I figured out how I wanted the blog to look. Its fine except that I want to probably change that page. I’m thinking a menu maybe — so thanks.

  16. Well, Steve … I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, which I hope pleases you. If you follow this link http://elementalprofundity.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1948&action=edit&message=6 , it will take you to my page. You’ll find the Liebster instructions as well as the 10 questions I have posed all of the impressive nominees. Enjoy answering them as much as I enjoyed my … hmm … intellectual adventure. Mark

  17. You have been nominated for the Field of Flowers Award! Go here to check it out! http://psnw123.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/field-of-flowers-award/

  18. Steve, I have a favor to ask you … if you have a chance could you drop me a line at Thackeray_tennyson@yahoo.fr? Thanks, Mark !

  19. Studied physics at Oxford. You must be a wonderful person.

    I taught high school physics for 38 yrs. We are a small subset of a small group.

    Physics Rules!!!

  20. You’d be surprised how many people there are in the US with my name. One is a gerontologist; one is an equine expert; one is a professor of chemical engineering. Another is a realtor, another a grade school teacher. And there are more. And still there is only one me. And only one you.

    • I recently invented a pen name for myself (Jackson Radcliffe) so that I can publish a novel (coming soon). It was unbelievably difficult to find a name that wasn’t in use by some well-known person. There aren’t enough names around – someone needs to invent some new ones!

  21. Love your blog title and looking forward to reading your posts!

  22. You’re the first Steve Morris that I know 🙂

  23. I guess you’ll have to be my favourite Steve Morris since I don’t know any of the others. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope this comment is grammatical correct so that you won’t need to pull out hair or cringe when you read it :-). Your post about being a “Grammer Nazi” was great by the way.

  24. Congratulations, Sir Steve Morris! 😀

    I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Membership Award.

    More about this nomination is at

  25. I’ve enjoyed your blog multiple times so I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the post I wrote about it: http://findthefactors.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    • Thank you very much Iva, and I am flattered to have been chosen. I actually have a policy of not doing blog awards, so if you don’t mind I’ll leave it at that, but thanks once again!

  26. Anyone who ranks The Matrix as one of their favourite movies is A-OK with me 🙂
    I’ve been reading through some of your strange thoughts and random mutterings and have really enjoyed what I saw.
    I hope your sabbatical is a short and fruitful one. I look forward to reading more of your stuff!

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  29. Hi, Steve, just want you to know how much I enjoyed reading your posts. I nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award. You can find out more here:


    Congratulations and Happy New Year!

  30. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. No need to participate if you don’t feel like it, but I wanted to show my appreciation. You can check it out here:


  31. I was hooked at Joy Division 🙂 Thanks for the follow, glad you found me because it lead me to your perspective – one I’m about to eagerly explore.

  32. Hi Steve. I don’t know how to contact you off line, so I’ll put this here. Since you and I have discussed U.S. gun laws, I thought you might find this (quite true) news story amusing. Gary


  33. Hello Steve! I tried to send you an email, but it bounced back at me. I’ve tried a second time, but I’m not sure it’ll go through. If there’s a better way to contact you, let me know! Thanks!

  34. ‘Slippery’ Steve Morris played rugby league for St. George in the 1980’s.

    • Thanks Donovan! I’m not that slippery, although I used to play wing at school rugby.

      • Well, there you go, you and he have 2 things in common, although I suspect he was the ahem, more slippery.
        So, without having read much of your (or Jackson’s) blogs, they seem to have a slight Australian insight, or am I just being a little too parochial?

  35. A ‘slippery’ Steve Morris played rugby league for Sydney, Australia club St. George in the 1980’s.

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