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  • Peter Hodges

    Has David Birnbaum solved the mystery of existence?

  • Snowdrops in Spring

    Whitepage: Yes, you can choose to learn in a graduate school the vulgar trade of selling shiny toys to stupid rich and famous and to become rich yourself in the process. But if you do it, you will never become Einstein, and when you wake up, you will find out, it is too late, your potential talent or maybe even potential genius is wasted in exchange of a good income.

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Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.

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Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975)

Logic will get you from A-Z, Imagination will get you everywhere!

Krista Tippett, with On Being. Today: "Mathematics, Purpose, and Truth," with physicist and novelist Janna Levin. We tend to think time is like a straight arrow, always moving forward. But Einstein called that a stubbornly persistent illusion. And Janna Levin's novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, is structured to evoke time the way physicists know it — as relative and curved, with past, present, and future in a fluid interplay.

  • Ken Lavoie

    Krista Tippett's interview with Janna Levin is extremely intriguing!

"...horror show." From a speech by David Simon, creator of The Wire. "We've somehow managed to march on to two separate futures and I think you're seeing this more and more in the west. I don't think it's unique to America."

  • Sheila Webster

    Yes, I have been watching your war on the poor and environment ....

  • Still Life

    Did you see how the uber-arrogant Mayor of London Boris Johnson claimed that we wasted resources on those with a low IQ (smugly insinuating he had a high IQ) and then he failed IQ questions given to him during a radio interview.

  • Sheila Webster

    No, but doesn't surprise me! Here they glamorous being poor! Like these people are living the dream!! The war on women and Rape culture!! I have two Issues GMO labeling and hunger..

  • Sheila Webster

    We are close in Vermont to passing a law on GMO labeling ..

  • Still Life

    Vermont is in many ways ahead of the curve. You're doing something right.

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mayhap: “Gilles Deleuze recalls Merleau-Ponty, who taught at his high school, the Lycée Carnot. "E as in Enfance" Gilles Deleuze: From A to Z with Claire Parnet Semiotext(e) and MIT Press ”

Dear Daughter is a fast-paced debut mystery for anyone who loved Gone Girl.