Math Geek Memories

by baldilocks Around the time of 9/11, during one of my many sojourns into higher education, I was in a CAD program--which I regret not finishing. One of the required courses was Algebra and I did well, out of 100 achieving a 96 average -- math being one of my favorite subjects.  And, most heartening, … Continue reading Math Geek Memories

The Great Co-op(ted) Farms

by baldilocks Filling in for Fausta. She will return in the second week of August. Writer Sarah Hoyt expounds on education – and miseducation – in a great series of essays, Teach Your Children Well. From the first essay: My son in third grade was assigned to do an essay on “My best friend.” He … Continue reading The Great Co-op(ted) Farms

Why Information Matters

by baldilocks You’ll want your choice of non-alcoholic beverage while reading this. Philosophy can be a bit like a computer getting creakier. It starts well, dealing with significant and serious issues that matter to anyone. Yet, in time, it can get bloated and bogged down and slow. Philosophy begins to care less about philosophical questions than about philosophers’ … Continue reading Why Information Matters

Cause and Effect 2/2: …and the cynical Baseball math behind it

Dr Ray Stantz: Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything! You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there! I've *worked* in the private sector. They expect results. Ghostbusters 1984 Governor William J. Le Petomane:   We have to protect our … Continue reading Cause and Effect 2/2: …and the cynical Baseball math behind it