Men Wanted

“MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON” The above ad placed by Arctic explorer Shackleton received an overwhelming response.  Shackleton

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Correlation and Causation

Years of reading through and listening to debates on the internet and in other spaces is enough to make me yearn for mandatory courses in basic logic. In particular, it seems most people do not have even a remedial understanding

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Religious Test in California

  The California Supreme Court has just enacted a religious test for judicial office, something specifically banned by the US Constitution.  In a policy aimed squarely at the Boy Scouts, the Court bans judges from participating in any youth groups

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February 5, 1865: Lincoln Proposes Compensated Emancipation

Throughout the War Lincoln had made several attempts to propose compensated emancipation to end the War.  All such initiatives were still-born, killed by the twin facts that Congress was uninterested in providing the funding and that the slaveholders were uninterested

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PopeWatch: Apology

  It is not every day that a Pope apologizes, at least to Catholics: Pope Francis has said he is ‘truly sorry’ for offending large Catholic families by saying that there was no need to breed ‘like rabbits’. The Pope caused dismay

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