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Happy Isaac Newton Eve!

Writing for the New York Times, Olivia Judson observed yesterday that more than one luminary’s birth has been pegged to the day of December 25: Isaac Newton was also born on that day, at least under the older Julian calendar. That makes today Isaac Newton Eve.

Judson somewhat jeeringly suggests that supporters of science […]

Newton, Amana and the Hidden History of American Socialism

Someone listening to the NPR Weekend Edition story about Newton and Amana in Iowa wouldn’t know about this important difference between the communities, and wouldn’t understand an essential part of economic conditions resulting from the communities’ very different histories. […]