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Tag Archives: “Candide” Voltaire


I SEEM TO BE ON A RUN with learning new words for familiar things: “amphibology” for ambiguous phrases and, today, “pococurante” for apathetic indifference, a classical “meh.” Word Genius describes … Continue reading

April 24, 2023 · 2 Comments


I WAS NEAR to dozing off when I fell into thought experiments. Gedankenexperimente, Einstein called them; so I was in lofty company, even though sheltering-in. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Gedankenexperiment. … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · 1 Comment


IT IS only appropriate to offer some optimism after yesterday’s SimanaitisSays item on Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 dark and wonderful Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 1 Comment