Tenure-track working career math

AbstractA knot is said to be slice if it bounds a smooth properly embedded disk in . We demonstrate that the Conway knot is not slice. This completes the classification of slice knots under 13 crossings and gives the first example of a non-slice knot which is both topologically slice and a positive mutant of […]

More on David’s numbering the people

David had a lot more numbering and statistics going on in the Bible than we alluded to earlier. https://www.mushroom.global/2020/04/16/davids-numbering-the-people-absaloms-haircut/ (8) Tu mets devant toi nos iniquités, Et à la lumière de ta face nos fautes cachées. (9) Tous nos jours disparaissent par ton courroux; Nous voyons nos années s’évanouir comme un son. (10) Les jours […]

David’s numbering the people; Absalom’s haircut

Certain figures of veiled speech were used in Biblical times. When ancient Israel first formed itself into a kingdom from a federation of lordships or judgeships, David was chosen (or elected) king. There must have been official popular elections at the time. David was accused of sin for “numbering the people” [2 Samuel 24; 1 […]

Jussie Smollett re-indicted again on new (old) charges

>>> The Illinois  Supreme Court rejected former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett‘s request to throw out charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago. >>> The mayor of Chicago believes Jussie Smollett is guilty of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year and has vowed to make sure the actor is held accountable. Jussie Smollett’s bid […]

Protocols of Zion

The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion Could far-right conspiracy theorists just hate Soros? Sure. But to borrow from their rhetoric, that’s what they want you to think. The Soros mythology has so much in common with anti-Semitic classics like The Protocols of the Elders of Zion—a pamphlet cooked up in 1903 during Russia’s […]