Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Issues in modern scholarship

The same questions raise their heads over and over: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/fragments-found-book-story-merlin-0011418 One question, for example, is just how this rag got to be an authority on ancient mysteries: According to the Daily Mail “cutting-edge analysis and infrared techniques will be used…

Thursday too

12.  Virus and stats Two main ideas here: … and: Strikingly, the 10 countries with the highest COVID-19 mortality rates are large Western countries, including the US, UK, France, Spain, and Italy. The non-Western country with the highest mortality rate…

Thursday

7. Nice thought, not going to happen 6.  Photoshopped protest placards? https://www.sadanduseless.com/canadian-protesters/#more-90407 5. The minds of these ‘people’ 4.  Thoughts on 5G https://www.waveform.com/blogs/main/5g-and-shannons-law Since the late 1980s, electrical engineers and computer scientists have been engaged in a battle against the…

Polly and Akkad latest

No major revelations here which we did not suspect – some sort of post this morning [written this morning, following these]:

All time faves

All well and good posting four fave songs ever, almost impossible to select them. In my case, what of 20s/trad jazz? Fats Domino? Loud, melodic rock with that drone? Hymns? Barocca? The things I played in my DJ days? Mozart?…