Current Reading

This blog is primarily for me to blog my responses to books that I'm reading. Sometimes I blog about other stuff too, though.

I'm currently sort of reading Two New Sciences by Galileo; I may or may not get around to blogging about it.

I'm also sort of reading From Sight to Light: The passage from ancient to modern optics by A. Mark Smith. Again, I may or may not get around to blogging about it.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Quick tidbits

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that there are shortages of STEM workers in some fields and at some levels and not at others.  It's almost as if skilled labor were a differentiated good being sold to heterogeneous buyers.  If only there were a social science discipline that could handle this concept.

Meanwhile, a new article shows that the ancient Babylonians were working out the beginnings of calculus.  Now if we could just teach calculus to California public school graduates we'd be making some progress.

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