Category Archives: Academia and Other Nonsense

RNS Quote of The Day, 01/02/17 — Vice Edition

(He had done, he liked to say, all the vices.) —Larissa MacFarquhar, describing philosopher Bernard Williams in her endlessly-delightful New Yorker article on the late Derek Parfit, “How to Be Good.” I find her prose, BTW, to be both astonishing … Continue reading

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Stephen Hsu and Some Guy Who Played Bongos

To some of us, this photo has the same emotional resonance as the one of Bill Clinton shaking JFK’s hand had to a very different tribe: I still try to reread Feynman’s QED every year. You should too.  

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“Reading was not fashionable in the eighteen-fifties”

A delightful book worth seeking out is The Fantastic City by Amelia Ransome Neville, (link to free ebook, good luck on finding a hard copy) primarily for its humanizing nuggets of golden-state history (“Beckwourth, the explorer, lately returned from the … Continue reading

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Need a pick-me-up?

Feeling down? Want something to make you laugh? Click on over the a site that catalogs the demands of the special snowflakes in the various student groups across the country. The Demands I’m pretty sure that these people have ever … Continue reading

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It’s not a bug

It’s a feature. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban says Hillary Clinton’s plan to curb growing student-loan debt will actually make attending college more expensive. “[Hillary’s plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it,” … Continue reading

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The statistics show

That at least 10% of the firearms owners in the US vote for the Democrat Party and favor Democratic Socialism Gun Ownership and Uncontrollable Anger Go Hand in Hand, Study Shows The more guns you own the more likely you … Continue reading

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This is an example of why

Leftists and progressives are not actually “pro-choice” Nevada Leaps Forward Nationally with Education Savings Accounts Nevada as a trailblazer in education? Underachieving, Third-World Nevada setting a new national standard in school policy that other states are destined to follow? Believe … Continue reading

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Oh no! Not that!

Requiring college professors to actually earn their salaries! The nerve! A bill introduced in late March in the North Carolina General Assembly has set college faculty members across the state abuzz with a bold suggestion:  Require all professors within the … Continue reading

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And here I was

Thinking that mathematical equations and problems had only one right answer and everything else was incorrect. Now someone comes along to tell me that there is a problem with my theory. Teachers Give Girls Better Grades on Math Tests When … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year

Sorry, that should read Worst Teacher of the Year. When you’re this stupid, no amount of higher education is going to make you into a teacher. A high school teacher wanted share an important life lesson with his students. But … Continue reading

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