Daily Archives: December 8, 2010

On The History of Math Puzzles

Recently I read an article in the New York Times that discussed the oldest known math puzzles ever found:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/science/07first.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general.  As this particular article and finding, about Egyptian school papyri from the Middle Kingdom, deals with a few interests of … Continue reading

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On Biblical Taxation

Yesterday evening a reader of my blog from Facebook asked a question about the biblical standard of taxation.  Though I have many friends and associates who are vocal supporters of various anti-tax movements, I do not myself tend to participate … Continue reading

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Far From The Maddening Crowd: A Musing on Voids

The Chinese military writer Sun Tzu often walked eloquent (and obscurely) about the importance of voids, and about how wise generals and leaders attacked voids rather than seeking the place where an army was the strongest.  While it would seem … Continue reading

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