Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

In Praise Of Complexity

In this world it is easy to find those who praise or who long for simplicity.  Most of us live lives of great and intense complexity, and there is a longing for a simple life, for fewer choices and less … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Johann Pachelbel

There are quite a few classical composers whose work has found itself appropriated or stolen for pop music.  Apollo 440 made a career out of adapting classical songs with a disco beat, Brahms found the theme from the third movement … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Is Economics?

What Is Economics?:  An Guide To The World Of Supply And Demand, by Dan Smith As far as introductory guides to economics go, this is not a terrible book [1].  In seeking to be all things to all people and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Little Book Of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things

The Little Book Of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things, by Robert Solomon This book is a quintessential example of the sort of odd and quirky writings on mathematics and the principles of mathematics that I greatly enjoy [1].  Written by … Continue reading

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