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Working at Cross Purposes

Monday, July 27th, 2015

I’ve been reading the book How Not to be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, by Jordon Ellenberg. Toward the end of the book, he briefly picked up one of my favorite themes, working to disprove hypotheses.  He started of with a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald- The test of a first-rate intelligence is the […]

Pluto Genealogy

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Part of the very recent history of my family is my oldest daughter’s love for planets when she was little. Every night I read to her from my old National Geographic planet book. When that wore out, she insisted on being read to from the pages that were still held together by broken bits of […]

Backwards and Forwards

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

As I gradually get back to normal after the last few months (see Fading & Passing), I thought I would return to my regular weekly posts, though perhaps in a shorter format for a while. Genealogy is done backwards in time, from known to unknown. That is the way we ought to research, starting from […]