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Book Review: The Smartest Kids In The World

The Smartest Kids In The World And How They Got That Way, by Amanda Ripley In reading this book I could not help but find it particularly amusing the way that the author dealt with the subject of comparing America’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Nation Under Taught

One Nation Under Taught:  Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering And Math Crisis, by Dr. Vince M. Bertram This book is by no means worthless, or even bad, but it does read like a sales pitch for the author’s bipartisan organization … Continue reading

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Book Review: Linear Algebra And Its Applications

Linear Algebra And Its Applications, by David C. Lay I’m not going to lie; this was a very boring book.  In all fairness, the book is a college level textbook in linear algebra, and few people would read such a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra

The Manga Guide To Linear Algebra, by Shin Takahashi and Iroha Inoue After having read this book and finding it greatly enjoyable as well as informative, I think that the Manga guides to other subjects are likely to be of … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy, by James Paul Gee Sometimes attempting to do more than one has to do leaves one achieving less than one would have by being more modest, and such is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside American Education

Inside American Education:  The Decline, The Deception, The Dogma, by Thomas Sowell As someone who worked in the education system himself for a good part of his career, Thomas Sowell is well equipped to discuss the decline of American Education … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Einstein Syndrome

The Einstein Syndrome:  Bright Children Who Talk Late, by Thomas Sowell This book is the sequel of sorts to the author’s earlier work on late talking children, and like that book, I found this one spoke to my own personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Late-Talking Children

Late-Talking Children, by Thomas Sowell This particular book is a deeply interesting one when it comes to the issue of learning disabilities, as Sowell talks about his own son and other people (mostly boys) that he had known, as well … Continue reading

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However Which Way You Slice It

Yesterday at services we had a sermon from one of our congregation’s local elders on the problem of human nature.  From time to time I discuss this matter [1] in various forms, and I often find myself reading about it … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Great Music: Part VI

Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Great Music: Part VI, taught by Professor Greenberg It would be unfair to be too hard on Professor Greenberg for the way in which this six-part sampling of the music of the … Continue reading

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