November 26, 2003

Grading, day 3

Six problems done, two to go. Sort of three, because the last problem was a big two-parter. Looks like I won't get home tonight, meaning that I get to brave the Thanksgiving traffic tomorrow morning. At least I'll be cross-commuting.

I try not to have mandatory reading too often, and I know I had that article on Wal-Mart a few days ago, but this is important too: ``War on Dissent'' is an article in yesterday's Globe and Mail, a major (some would say the major) newspaper in Canada. Other media outlets are reporting on Miami completely from the perspective of the police.

"The X-Files poses a mystery and offers two rival kinds of explanation, the rational theory and the paranormal theory. And, week after week, the rational explanation loses.... Imagine a crime series in which, every week, there is a white suspect and a black suspect. And every week, lo and behold, the black one turns out to have done it. Unpardonable, of course. And my point is that you could not defend it by saying: 'But it's only fiction, only entertainment.'" --Richard Dawkins

Posted by blahedo at 11:53am on 26 Nov 2003
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