Saturday, August 11th, 2012
¶ Link: Boing Boing: What do Christian fundamentalists have against set theory?
I don't particularly remember anything about the evils of set theory in my extremely Baptist religious education growing up (3rd-12th grade at a Baptist school using the A Beka/Bob Jones curriculums). I think there was occassional derision about the "new math", but they never really defined it and only expressed opposition because it was clearly against the "old math".
I guess the set theory thing is new.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
¶ Link: What, Exactly, Does Romney Think Should Be Discussed Publicly?
The idea that everything can and should be dealt with behind closed doors dovetails with Romney's general unwillingness to engage with the press -- he seldom gives interviews to anyone other than sympathetic Fox News anchors, and only took three questions during his three-nation foreign trip. But it's possible to freeze out the media and still communicate, although Garance Franke-Ruta laid out why a "no-comment campaign" is a risky strategy. Either way, it's not possible to deal with policy matters in the same way.