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Captain Yount’s Mountain Rescue Dream Team

“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters” ― Henry David Thoreau

Hartford, Connecticut’s Congregationalist pastor Horace Bushnell (1802-1876) was a theological bad-boy.  He raised objections to a wide range of dearly held beliefs of the orthodox Calvinists of his day, apparently making himself so annoying that the local association of Congregationalist churches attempted to administratively bring him up on charges of heresy, but he was a regional rock star so his local congregation unanimously voted to withdraw from the larger consociation, leaving him free to expound on his particular brand of Protestantism.  1,952 more words

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Close Encounters of the Puritan Kind

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy” ― H.L. Mencken

We know that 17th Century New England Puritans got all hot and bothered about witchcraft, culminating with the frenzy of witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts from 1692-1693.  1,694 more words

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What Dreams May Come from Herr Wesermann?

“New roads; new ruts” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Sigmund Freud once referred to dreams as the “royal road to the unconscious”, which makes them sound pretty important, but reduces them to illusory wish fulfillment in a universe largely unwilling to fulfill your wishes.  2,170 more words

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HOU, XUE, & ZHANG: Replication Controversies in Finance & Accounting

Finance academics have started to take replication studies seriously. As hundreds of factors have been documented in recent decades, the concern over p-hacking has become especially acute. 1,527 more words
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Release the Calamari: Hans Egede and the Greenland Kraken

“Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty” – Brian Greene

On the internet, nobody can hear you scream.  Unless you use “all caps”.  And I’m seeing a lot of errant capitalization these days.  2,129 more words

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Year 4, Day 350 (X-5 Research Mission 1)

A new research mission to study Kerbin is launched.  The X-5 will be taken out by Mitster and Orlas – recently returned from Eve! A Gravity Sensor is installed in the cargo bay. 293 more words

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