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December 28, 2004



Hmm you could do more mathematics articles, there's not alot of ppl going around arguing that sine is more worthy than cosine (although I do find that sin(0)=0 to be a quite a useful property).

Abiola Lapite

Worthless little trolls like "mac in japan" are the reason why I have so little patience with GNXP commenters [thanks for confirming that I was right to ban you in the first place, moron]. I'm not interested in cleaning up every time some fourth-rate idiot decides to shit his little brain-turds onto my blog.

Abiola Lapite

"Hmm you could do more mathematics articles"

I've thought about it often, but there are two big problems:

1 - It's difficult to use mathematical notation without MathML support.

2 - I'm not really enthusiastic about writing stuff that virtually no one reading will understand.


No math!

By the way, I am becoming increasingly disturbed by the legitimization of white supremacist and VDare columnist Steve Sailer, who apparently can now be quoted approvingly in the New York Times. I'm not sure what the best way to marginalize a guy like him is, but I think it must be done. Pseudoscientific crankery like his can be and has been abused for quite nefarious purposes in the past. And, though I can't prove this, I feel that there is some sort of white supremacist revival going on right now.

chris w

"And, though I can't prove this, I feel that there is some sort of white supremacist revival going on right now."

It also seems to have been embraced by significant portion of libertarians, as is evident by the anti-immigration, pro-confederacy neofeudalists at

Delmore Macnamara

Please post more maths articles. There's plenty of places online to get quasiconservative punditry but few where one can get decent maths (as opposed to tech) news.

BTW, where did you study Maths?

Abiola Lapite

"Please post more maths articles."

I thought no one would ever ask!

"BTW, where did you study Maths?"

Dartmouth. I studied for the BA and the MA simultaneously.


With reference to the item on 'The Love that Dare not Speak its Name' may I say that the first thing that sprang out at me on reading it was the probability that this woman had been having sex with her father for a long time. In other words she had, I suspect, been a victim of child sex abuse.
It used to be said - and still is - that incest was the last taboo. I wonder.
It is my considered opinion - and I have had the misfortune of having to work in this field - that paedophilia is the new 'last taboo'.
Incest may be aesthetically and morally repugnant. As long as it doesn't result in genetically flawed offspring it is difficult however in these allegedly-postmodern days to to outlaw it in an era when (nearly)anything goes.
A relationship founded in an abuse of parental power and continued on into adulthood is very likely to be severely dysfunctional. I would wager that the woman in question is seriously psychologically damaged.
At the very least her sense of boundaries has to be seriously impaired.

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