Daily Archives: November 10, 2018

The Incompetent Pollsters Of New Caledonia

Although the attention of most of the people I happen to know this week was on the election here in the United States, about which I have little that I want to say, there was another momentous election that happened … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Nine

If ever there was an example of someone who made an odd celebrity in our current era, he was it.  It was almost like watching a time machine.  Back in the day, at least as far as our video footage … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Glass Universe

The Glass Universe:  How The Ladies Of The Harvard Observatory Took The Measure Of The Stars, by Dava Sobel When I was a tenth grade student taking AP European History, the document based question portion of the exam that year … Continue reading

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Book Review: A More Perfect Heaven

A More Perfect Heaven:  How Copernicus Revolutionized The Cosmos, by Dava Sobel My feelings about this book and the author’s approach are somewhat complicated and ambivalent.  On the one hand, the book does a good job at presenting the known … Continue reading

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