Monthly Archives: August 2013

Syria Is “Under the Dome”

It is strange how the unfolding “Under the Dome” episodes parallel the unfolding Syrian situation. The sense of crisis intensifies, and you may well soon wish you lived “under the dome.” A group I have sometimes sneered at, the Lyndon … Continue reading

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Obama "Prorogues" the Congress

By a seeming coincidence, the U.S. Congress was not in session when the latest big push to “do something” about Syria was launched. In the United States, Article One, Section Eight of our Constitution says “Congress shall have power to … Continue reading

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Ersjdamoo Is Stumped

Above you can hopefully see a rare photo of none other than Ersjdamoo himself. He for the moment is stumped by Proposition 2-6 (chapter 2, proposition 6) of John A. Parker’s book, The Quadrature of the Circle (1874 edition). The … Continue reading

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Tyrannical Decree Against the Quadrature

Adrien-Marie Legendre (caricature above) is best known as the author of Éléments de géométrie, which was published in 1794 and was the leading elementary text on the topic for around 100 years. John Playfair, according to John A. Parker’s book, … Continue reading

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Secret Bible Code

It will, wrote J. Ralston Skinner in his book, Key to the Hebrew-Egyptian Mystery in the Source of Measures (1894), “afford much food for thought, as to whether so sublime a work as the Holy Record can be a refuge … Continue reading

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In The Beginning Was The Point

In the beginning was the circle, not the square. The square came later. (Background: “In The Beginning Was The Circle”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of August 16, 2013.) But before there was the circle, there was the point. The great planetary … Continue reading

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In The Beginning Was The Circle

In the beginning was the circle, not the square. The square came later. This is what John A. Parker seems to be saying in his chapter two proposition 3 from his book, The Quadrature of the Circle (1874 edition). Proposition … Continue reading

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