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Agitating Manners

/ Culture / I just remembered a date from the 1970s. I was invited to a party by a client in Rockville Centre on Long Island. The party was in Balkwin. My client’s granddaughter would be there: a former Broadway … Continue reading

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Mushroom Anniversary

/ Culture / I have a rare memory: I remember Pearl Harbor! US involvement in WWII was packed into the next couple of years: ’41 to ’45. I also remember in that period hearing huge airplanes overhead: bracing, trembling. There … Continue reading

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Sexist Quantification

Quantification is a key concept, modern and still only partially developed: Galileo timed things with his pulse: most people still don’t get it, not even if they’re in a science department at Harvard. Wimbledon is coming, the tennis world, the … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism Scrapbook

Follows from Anti-Semitism Trumping the Jews 2017 08 21 I’ve long seen the vicious anti-everything just under the verneer of civilization, but I never expected to see it bald, menacing, and unapologetic the way it’s been since Trump’s campaign began … Continue reading

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Transgender Regulation

/ Culture / promoting this from archive to module: Lots of news, all over, confusion over gender. Now some law says people must use bathrooms according to the gender listed on their birth certificates! No, no, if there were any … Continue reading

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Rubberstamp People

/ Culture / Science is the exception. Most people rubberstamp the cosmological model of their culture: flat earth / 3D earth. They have no more interest in how the ideas could be tested than they have competence at testing. Flat? … Continue reading

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Unwritten Arrogance

/ Culture / I’ve been surrounded by athlete worship all my life: Joe Louis, Dimag, the Mick. As an adult (insofar as I’ve ever been an adult) I’ve really gone crazy, and integrated the genders: Nadia, Stephi, Oxana as well … Continue reading

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