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by | Jun 17, 2022

Weit offen die Totenkammern sind Und schön bemalt vom Sonnenschein… Wide open are the chambers of the dead And beautifully painted with sunshine… – Georg Trakl, “Im Herbst” (1913) I Set aside, for a moment at least, the insensitive materialism…

by | Apr 7, 2021

The California Department of Education recently decided to update its “Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.” A section entitled “Supporting Equitable and Engaging Mathematics Instruction” promotes “an anti-racist mathematics practice” where the goal is for teachers…

by | Jun 23, 2020

“Systemic racism”? I wouldn’t call that America’s present problem. “Systemic ignorance” comes a lot closer to it — a wonderful, and telling, phrase coined by an attorney friend of mine. If you don’t know much of anything, what right have…

by | Jun 19, 2020

A study this week from the Astrophysical Journal continues scientists’ quest to find alien civilizations — with a math equation. The finding of the newest equation? There are about 36 alien civilizations in the Milky Way.  But wait, there’s more:…

by | Jun 13, 2020

Everyone has an opinion about what children should be taught, but we don’t give proper thought to what civilizational keys they should not be handed too soon. Our inability to teach children things in their proper order is arguably one reason we’re…

by | Dec 1, 2017

Do you reckon the reckoning? The Atlantic’s “Bill Clinton: A Reckoning,” Slate’s “It’s Astonishing That It Took So Long for the Bill Clinton Moment of Reckoning to Arrive,” and National Review’s “Kennedy, Clinton, Weinstein: A Convenient Reckoning” all resurrect the…

by | Oct 4, 2017

The philosophy underlying liberalism is at once totalitarian and relativistic. It proposes more government and less morality. It laughs at the mustiness of the Ten Commandments, then demands respect for a flurry of new laws. It scoffs at old codes…

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