Archive for April 6th, 2019

April 6th, 2019 - 10:50 pm § in Politics

Aacdemic Freedom Dies in China

Xu Zhangrun Has Written About Democracy, a Now Forbidden Topic in Xi’s China. (China Digital Times) On Monday, law professor Xu Zhangrun was suspended from teaching and other roles at Tsinghua University in apparent response to a series of politically critical essays. In the most prominent p[...]

April 6th, 2019 - 12:50 pm § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: What is it?

A. Scene from new “Star Trek Origins” B. Picture of Earth from backside of Moon C. Earth 2.0 in orbit around dead sun, “A Space Oddysey” D. A marble and a ball bearing E. Scene taken as  Apollo II left the Moon[...]