My new research focuses on mathematics and the sciences of the stars in 14th-century Constantinople, especially the network of polymaths around Nikephorus Gregoras.
Bitcoin’s recent rise has prompted an ever growing number of people to misstate and otherwise abuse Newton’s laws of motions. Predictions of a Bitcoin crash typically invoke “Newton’s Law of Universal Gravity [which] states that what goes up must come down” or some version of that “law”. The whole Newton’s… Read more
…we must be aware of a danger well known to explorers of both the micro- and the macrocosmic—that of confusing the thing observed with the mind of the observer, of constructing not a picture of external reality but simply a mirror of the thinker. Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire (New York,… Read more
Chauncey E. Sanders is anything but a common household name. However for many Evangelicals Sanders is rather well known for having established three tests that demonstrate the “historical reliability” of the Bible. Sermons, religious websites, and other publications celebrate his three tests, often plagiarizing each other in a sort of… Read more