Category Archives: science

  1. Ashurbanipal’s Library, Queen Readers, and the Intolerably Stupid

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    May 23, 2022 by libroshombre

                Once upon a time, back when literacy was really rare, no one ever read silently to themselves, and all …
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  2. Walruses, Turtles, and Alice B. Toklas

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    June 15, 2018 by libroshombre

        “The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — …
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  3. Swapping Spit, Being Cold, and Getting Smart

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    January 27, 2015 by libroshombre

    Vladimir Nabokov’s opinion that, “revelation can be more dangerous than revolution,” resonated after reading about several new scientific discoveries. The …
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  4. Phantoms, Idiots, and Restrooms

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    December 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Fort Phantom’s remains stand on a rise just north of Abilene, Texas, where I grew up. We boys usually …
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  5. Thesauri, the Appendix, and Productive Yawning

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    May 29, 2014 by libroshombre

    There are some who think libraries are simply “warehouses for books,” when in fact they’re more akin to thesauri. Roget …
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