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Hamilton

Hey! How are you? Long time no see. So have you heard about this new musical Hamilton? It’s the Hip hop story of one of the super-geniuses of the Revolution. After hearing about it for awhile I decided to drop the cash on the soundtrack and wow…am I glad I did. Addicted ever since. It’s […]

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The Miseducation of America

The last two years have been another reminder that education is not equivalent to competence, intelligence or experience, let alone wisdom, as an administration of people who have hardly held actual jobs outside of academia have proven that they are very good at assigning blame and conducting internal rivalries, and absolutely terrible at everything else. […]

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‘World’s first skyscraper sought to intimidate masses’

‘World’s first skyscraper sought to intimidate masses’ – ‘The world’s first skyscraper was built by early farmers, who were frightened into erecting a solar marker by mankind’s early bosses, archaeologists say. Long before its Biblical walls came tumbling down, Jericho’s residents were being enticed to give up hunting and gathering and start farming for a […]

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The Supernova of 1006: Chinese vs. Monotheist responses

I just gave a lecture here at the Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschungen (IKGF) in Erlangen. The scholars here are a wonderful combination of Sinologist (primarily Chinese religion) and Western medievalists. In preparing my talk on the year 1000, I went back to an astronomical incident seen round the world, which had an enormous impact […]

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