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What is Pi Number? When is Pi Day?

The Pi (Greek letter “π”) is number commonly known and referred as 3,14. The symbol of the pi number is the first letter of the Greek word meaning environment and the 16th letter of the Greek Alphabet. 275 more words

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Notes on William Jones

“Third Anniversary Discourse”

  • etymology not universally useful – analysis, not synthesis, is key to understanding language and its origins
  • “uncovering” India’s history
    1. languages and letters – sanskrit as the “base language” or “mother language”; attempts to strengthen argument by bringing in Hebrew and “Ethiopic letters” but sidesteps Native American, African, and East Asian languages completely…
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Notes on William Jones

January 29, 2017

“Poetry of the Eastern Nations”

  • object: prove Eastern poetry is as good/worthy as European
  • Arabic: inspired by beauty of climate/landscape, simplicity of manners, leisure, naturally attuned to passions, strong/diverse language…
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Resolve In International Politics

Resolve In International Politics
By Joshua D. Kertzer
Princeton University Press – £29.95/$39.50

Desire, wish, will, are states of mind which everyone knows, and which no definition can make plainer. 618 more words

Current Affairs

Unequal Thailand

William J. Jones of Mahidol University International College in  Thailand has a review available of Unequal Thailand: Aspects of Income, Wealth and Power, edited by Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, and… 229 more words

Allegory Gallery Mystery Challenge 3 Reveal

Today is the reveal for the Allegory Gallery Design Challege – Mystery Challenge 3 edition.  People really seem to like the mystery challenge kits where we don’t see any of the components prior to getting them.   792 more words