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Drawing: F. Murray Abraham in The Merchant of Venice and Galileo

F. Murray Abraham grew up in El Paso, Texas and was a gang member before becoming one of the most respected character actors of his generation, after his high school teacher introduced him to acting. 131 more words


How the West Was Made; or Forgoing Genius for Righteousness



Intellects or


Never known

but infamy.

In their time

many were told… 78 more words

Without A Paddle

Galileo gambit

The Galileo gambit (also Galileo fallacy; users of the fallacy are Galileo wannabes) is a logical fallacy and/or a rhetorical tactic that asserts that if your ideas provoke ‘the establishment’ to ridicule or vilify you, then you must be right. 141 more words

Logical Fallacies

El Ensayador, Galileo Galilei

Publicado por Galileo Galilei en octubre de 1623, impresa en Roma, edición al cuidado de la Accademia dei Lincei y dedicada por los académicos a Urbano VIII.  253 more words

Pope Francis and Economics: A Partial Reconciliation

It is always easiest to evaluate the views of others by fitting them into pre-existing categories. When Pope Francis released his first encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium… 470 more words