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A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson 1990’s: The pace of technological change is getting faster! and the pace at which it’s getting faster is getting faster!! Soon we’ll all be cyborgs and live for 1000 years in the … Continue reading

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At the local viewing of the transit of Venus, I asked an astronomer named Lisa how people noticed a planet going in front of the Sun in the first place. (Surely they weren’t just staring at the sun all day?) … Continue reading

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The Book of Genesis illustrated by R. Crumb A five-year effort, published in 2009 A.D. Crumb: “In setting out to illustrate the Book of Genesis, I quickly learned that I had to read the text very carefully and closely in order … Continue reading

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I can afford to consume each of chocolate cheese tea/coffee fruit multiple times per week. I think that qualifies me as Pretty Goddam Lucky.

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The accounting double-entry system … has survived relatively unchanged for centuries. …elegance…usefulness…what makes …double entry … so special as an information system…[?] [T]he double entry system is based on the idea that ∀ asset (thing of benefit) ∃ someone who … Continue reading

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In AD 312 a pretender to the imperial title by the name of Constantine marched from Gaul … towards Rome…. [V]ictorious … the dominion of the Roman[s] was set upon a radically new path … an imperium christianum…. [O]n the … Continue reading

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Structuralism is like, “I miss the good old days.” Post-structuralism is like, “Which good old days are you talking about? Are you talking about the good old days when blacks were slaves? or the good old days when women couldn’t … Continue reading

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