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Jim Boeheim [Uncertain Principles]

By Chad Orzel It’s the absolute peak of college basketball season, and it still seems weird to be almost completely disconnected from the game. This is not, by the way, the result of any principled objection to the manifest hypocrisies of the NCAA, or anything like that, but a practical effect of having Read Full…

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Sunday Chess Problem [EvolutionBlog]

By jrosenhouse With the students returning tomorrow I’m afraid I have to blog and run. But I do want to continue my look at Circe problems this week. So here’s a minor effort of mine, published in the U. S. Problem Bulletin all the way back in 1994. The Read Full Article Here For more…

Pi Day! [EvolutionBlog]

By jrosenhouse Today’s date is March 15, 2015. That’s 3/14/15. That’s the first five digits of pi! And if you’re using 12-hour time, then you have two chances to be reading this at 9:26:53. That’s the first ten digits of pi! Oh happy day! And a welcome chance Read Full Article Here For more great…

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Currygate and wikipedia [Stoat]

By William M. Connolley Oh dear, I’ve already had a Currygate. Never mind, the internet has the memory of a goldfish, I’ll get away with it. The story so far: Leaked Email Reveals Who’s Who List of Climate Denialists. No great surprises on the list; I personally wouldn’t call Curry a “denialist” though Read Full…

A naturopathic “apostate” confirms that naturopathy is a pseudoscientific belief system [Respectful Insolence]

By Orac Naturopathy is 80% quackery, 19% science-based modalities like diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes rebranded and infused with woo, and maybe 1% valid medicine. Yes, I know I’m probably being generous given that naturopathy is based on a vitalistic, prescientific worldview and originated in the 19th century German “natural living” Read Full Article Here…

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