I have said it before, and I’ll doubtless continue saying it until advanced dementia has rendered me incapable of recalling physics: This simple statement means that it is impossible, by the laws of physics, to know anything perfectly. While I should mention that the position and momentum of large objects may be known quite accurately,… Continue reading Prophecy

How Confederates Think

Today, Erik Loomis had an article up on John C. Calhoun’s argument against the complete annexation of Mexico. In it, he quoted some notable lines from Calhoun’s 1848 speech to Congress: I know further, sir, that we have never dreamt of incorporating into our Union any but the Caucasian raceā€”the free white race. To incorporate… Continue reading How Confederates Think