Ancient Maya Pendant Fit for a King

To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something of an understatement. “It was like finding the Hope Diamond in Peoria instead of New York,” said Braswell, who led the...

Southwest Native Americans Knew Advanced Geometry

Researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) have found that the Southwest Native Americans had advanced geometry skills that enabled them to build sophisticated architectural complexes. They were so good in fact, they could be called Pythagoreans. These findings...

Anti-Intellectualism and the “Dumbing Down” of America

There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author of...

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