John Robert SKOYLES, address: Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower St., London WCIE 6BT, phone, 01-387 7050 ext. 5358 (home) 6 Denning Rd., Hampstead, London NW3 ISU, phone, 01 435-3784. Education: B.Sc. (Econ) London School of Economics Department of Philosophy. Publications: Vowels of Civilization New Scientist 24/31 Dec., 1988.