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"...delving into the Islamic Golden Age, when the arts, sciences and mathematics flourished in the Muslim world as much of Western Europe fell into the Dark Ages. So I was delighted to hear that he has a new book: Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics. And he was kind enough to answer a few questions for the cocktail party." By Jennifer Ouellette | October 9, 2012
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Why I Write, the essay of George Orwell. First published: summer 1946 by/in Gangrel, GB, London
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Thanks for sharing! When I first read his books my knowledge of english was terrible, so I read translated version, but now I see I should reach to the source and read originals.
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Philip Roth writes an open letter to Wikipedia about his novel "The Human Stain"
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TREES are a gift to students of the past. An entire discipline, known as dendrochronology, is devoted to using tree rings to date ancient wooden objects and buildings. Linguistic archaeologists, it seems, share these arboreal inclinations, though the trees they examine are of an altogether different species. In 2003 a team led by Quentin Atkinson, of the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, employed a computer to generate a genealogical tree of Indo-European languages...
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An entire 'discipline', really? Such as physics, math, or biology? I guess that was meant say 'field'.
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September 23, 1926, Hamlet - July 17, 1967, Long Island
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+Damian Mee + 100 Man.
An audible [visible and textual] landscape, for me. Uh, and friends [and my psyciatrist] advise: Just don't pay attention to it, Tom. Here, I am upping your dose..... [scribble scribble].
What? So I am supposed to wander around, in a fugue, fearless, with a sign says:
MUG ME!
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The celebrated New York University philosopher reviews a new book by Christian epistemologist Alvin Plantinga.

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Oxford University Press
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Nature mingles with math, to breathtaking results...
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...For several decades, one of the central results of game theory has seemed to be that self-interest can drive social cooperation, because in the long term, selfish behaviour hurts you as much as your competitors. Last May, two leading physicists, William Press of the University of Texas at Austin and Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, argued otherwise. They showed how, in the classic ‘game’ called the iterated prisoner’s dilemma, in which cooperation between players was thought to be a winning strategy, it is possible to be successfully selfish...
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The world of game theory is currently on fire. In May, Freeman Dyson at Princeton University and William Press at the University of Texas announced that they had discovered a previously unknown strategy for the game of prisoner's dilemma which guarantees one player a better outcome than the other.
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