Monthly Archives: June 2012

On that circumcision decision

You probably heard the news of a German court declaring circumcision illegal. As a German religion blogger blogging in English I probably should comment on that. So first I'll explain what happened and then I'll offer some commentary. The abstract … Continue reading

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Technical glitch

Because of a configuration error I made, my WordPress installation was unable to send emails during the last week or so. If any of you used my contact form during that timeframe your message was lost. Sorry about that. It … Continue reading

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Vectors

This is part two of a series on Fourier analysis and intuition. In the intro post to this series I promised to explain how Fourier analysis is similar to the geometry of shadows but noted I would first have to … Continue reading

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My tactics on the Ideological Turing Test

My last post explained how I came up with my atheist persona for the ITT.  Now I want to talk about judging heuristics and how I tried to game some of them. I think it pays off to  plant cultural … Continue reading

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My strategy on the Ideological Turing Test.

So I participated in the second Ideological Turing Test contest at Leah Libresco's Unequally Yoked, both with own entries and by voting on those of everyone else. I don't think I have to explain the concept, because near everyone reading … Continue reading

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Hi everybody

I have an avalanche of people coming over from the Ideological Turing Test at Unequally Yoked. So many people have never been here yet. Unfortunately it's more than a month since I last updated. But the blog is not dead … Continue reading

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