Chris Aldrich
Latin Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities

I’ve long been a student of the humanities (and particularly the classics) and have recently begun reviewing over my very old and decrepit knowledge of Latin.  It’s been two decades since I made a significant study of classical languages, and lately (as the result of conversations with friends like Dave Harris, Jim Houser, Larry Richardson, and John Kountouris) I’ve been drawn to reviewing them…

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Speed Reading on Web and Mobile
“Hi, my name is Chris, and I’m a Read-aholic.”

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a reading junkie, but unfortunately there isn’t (yet) a 12 step program to help me.  I love reading lots of different types of things across an array of platforms (books, newspapers, magazines, computer, web, phone, tablet, apps) and topics (fiction/non-fiction and especially history, biography, economics, popular…

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Regard the World as Made of Information

"Regard the physical world as made of information, with energy and matter as incidentals." -John Archibald Wheeler

Regard the World as Made of Information

"Regard the physical world as made of information, with energy and matter as incidentals." -John Archibald Wheeler

The Single Biggest Problem in Communication is the Illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

The Single Biggest Problem in Communication is the Illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

Ordering In-N-Out by Chapter and Verse

Today to mix things up when ordering lunch at In-N-Out, I tried making my order by number, but not In-N-Out’s traditional #1, #2, or #3 system.

I got myself a Nahum 1:7, a Revelation 3:20 with cheese, two Proverbs 24:16s, two John 3:16s, and a Chocolate Proverbs 3:5.

“What?!” you ask. “I’m all too aware of In-N-Out’s ‘Secret menu’ and have heard of a 4×4 and even a mythical 20×20, but what is a…

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The Educated Man

“A well-trained man knows how to answer questions; an educated man knows what questions are worth asking.”

-E. Digby Baltzell (1955),  an American sociologist, academic and author (November 14, 1915 – August 17, 1996)

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Review of John Avery’s “Information Theory and Evolution”

Information Theory and Evolution by John Avery My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a fantastic book which, for the majority of people, I’d give a five star review.

Review of John Avery’s “Information Theory and Evolution”

Information Theory and Evolution by John Avery My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a fantastic book which, for the majority of people, I’d give a five star review.

The central dogma of molecular biology deals with the detailed residue-by-residue transfer of…

The central dogma of molecular biology deals with the detailed residue-by-residue transfer of sequential information. It states that information cannot be transferred back from protein to either protein or nucleic acid.

Francis Crick

First articulated in 1958 and restated in August 1970. “Central dogma of molecular biology.” Nature 227 (5258): 561-3. Bibcode1970Natur.227..561C doi:10.1038/227561…

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