Monthly Archives: December 2020

Signs, Portents, and Appetizers

Was thinking about various factors that influenced the discovery of America – by which I mean Columbus’s voyage. Not Saint Brendan or Madoc,  not the Phoenicians, not the Romans, not the Solutreans.  Not Basque fishermen.  Not Leif Ericsson or Bjarni … Continue reading

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Books, 2020

You might also be interested in my booklists from 2014, 2016, 2017,  2018, and 2019. The Big Sleep  In the Courts of the Crimson Kings  Memoirs of an Invisible Man The Mote in God’s Eye The Weirdstone of Brisingamen The Brothers Karamazov Life … Continue reading

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Doctor Doctor Give Me the News

Credentials don’t make an incorrect argument right, and the lack of them can’t make a correct argument wrong. The track record tells you more – George Green and Srinivasa Ramanujan ( and Freeman Dyson)  did what they did.  In that … Continue reading

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