Poland to probe if Teletubbies are gay: Poland’s conservative government took its drive to curb what it sees as homosexual propaganda to the small screen on Monday, taking aim at Tinky Winky and the other Teletubbies. Ewa Sowinska, government-appointed children rights watchdog, told a local magazine published on Monday she was concerned the popular BBC…

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I didn’t want to read this story about a thesis entitled Quantum Feminist Mnemotechnics: the Archival Text, Digital Narrative and the Limits of Memory, but I found myself powerless to resist. Unfortunately, even though this sounds like another affaire Sokal, the author seems to be sincere. How disappointing….

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Check out this wonderfully wacky piece at Good Math, Bad Math on Rudolph Steiner and Theosophical Math. For example: In normal projective geometry, there’s an interesting kind of duality, where you can take theorems involving lines and points and switch the lines and the points in the theorem, and the result is also a theorem.…

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