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The Hidden Brutality of Innumeracy

This is a post about Rape.  It is a post about how numbers relate to the incidence of rape in our country and what understanding and misunderstandings that engenders.  It does not talk about the specifics of rape or any … Continue reading

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Map Lust

So I’ve always loved maps.  I think it began in kindergarten at Ronald Knox Montessori school when I used to trace maps of the world because there were “puzzle” maps where you could take the pieces out and then trace … Continue reading

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Numbers–The Power….

So, yesterday I talked about Numbers and how they figure into my personal definition of myself.  It was a discussion of how numbers create some of the meaning in my life. Today, I want to give an example of how … Continue reading

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Numbers–the Personal and…

So, let me talk about numbers. Yes. Again. I like numbers, as you might know from reading this blog at times, and I have some more numbers to add to this. 1,012,200 68.18 270 176.3 These numbers are part of … Continue reading

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Numbers, Grokking, and Wonder

This is not the post I wanted to write. However, Time-beggars can’t be choosy. This post is about wonder.  Or at least, it’s related to the idea of experiencing a a sense of “wonder” at the universe. It wasn’t originally … Continue reading

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The Tastes of a Language

Languages–like the living organisms that generate them–change over time.  Some like to refer to languages as either “alive” or “dead” and to anthropomorphize them in various ways–and there is a case to be made for this kind of thing at … Continue reading

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Meat vs. Machine Follow-up…

Okay.. It’s been a bit of a while.. which happens when a semester gears up and I get everything organized for it.. However, this morning a friend of mine from way back when forwarded me this xkcd comic and linked … Continue reading

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