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Articles dated February 2013

Talking Differently about Music

I have decided to take a different tack when I talk to someone about music. Usually, I ask a person what he likes to listen to, or what artists he likes. Why do I ask this question? Recently I heard a lecture on music and the arts by Dr. Jeremy Begbie. He said that...
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Doctor Who: an Ancient Hero for the Modern Day

by Tobin
Saturday, 16 February, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
I know I’m a few years late on this one, but as history’s longest running science fiction TV series becomes even more of a cultural phenomenon, I thought I’d offer a critical perspective on what makes Doctor Who significant to classically minded people. A quick...
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The Coming Educational Revolution

I think I am pretty safe in stating this prediction: there is an educational revolution on its way and it is, indeed, already afoot and trampling hard. When distance learning was first introduced, it made some ripples. Then when online classes and, indeed, entire...
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Words that Count: Discovering the Mathematics of Poetry

by Jen
Friday, 15 February, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In a 2011 article for the American Mathematical Society, mathematician Cai Tianxin made a striking claim. He wrote, “It could be said that mathematics and poetry are the freest intellectual activities of human beings.”1 His suggestion is doubly daring: first, because...
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You Are Math in Motion

If I asked you, “Do you like math?” would you answer that you dislike it? Would you complain that you “never use it in real life”? Would you claim that you are not a “math person”? If you would answer in those ways, consider a follow-up question: “Do you like music...
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