You Could Just Stand There and Look Stupid: An Ascension Day Reflection

Today is Ascension Day, when we celebrate Our Lord's bodily ascension into heaven.  The Acts of the Apostles describe the "aftermath" on earth as follows: While they were still gazing up into the heavens, as he went, suddenly two men, clothed in white, stood beside them, And said: "Men of Galilee, why are you standing …

New Series on vulcanhammer.net: STADYN Wave Equation Program

We're starting a new series on the companion site vulcanhammer.net about the STADYN wave equation program.  This may be a little arcane for most readers of this blog, so it will be over there. The first installment, however, concerns using a very old language (FORTRAN 77) to generate HTML code, which of course appears on …

The "Favourite Period" for Feminism was also the Favourite Period for Pentecostal Women Ministers

An interesting observation from Camille Paglia on her "favourite period" for feminism: My favorite period in feminism has always been the 1920s and 1930s, when American women energized by winning the vote gained worldwide prominence for their professional achievements. My early role models, Amelia Earhart and Katharine Hepburn, were fierce individualists and competitors who liked …

Women's Ordination: The ACNA's Trickiest Minefield

...and they've stepped into it with their report on the subject, visible here. The ACNA came into the world with considerable baggage, some of which was due to the way they had to "patch together" the institution from several provincial efforts.  That was one of those things that led Greg Griffith to swim the Tiber, …

Prevention is Still the Best "Kill Switch" for Malware

A very ingenious solution to a very serious problem: An “accidental hero” has halted the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware, reportedly by spending a few dollars on registering a domain name hidden in the malware. The ransomware has wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefonica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service …

Those African Immigrants Sure Are Encouraging

Carol Swain, the Vanderbilt professor who took early retirement after ruffling the feathers of their very politically correct establishment, tells this turning point while growing up in Roanoke, VA: She married in her teens and wound up a "divorced welfare mother of two sons." It was a fellow shift worker at the Liberty House Nursing …

Ending a Ban on Communists in Government is an Improvement in Some Places

Like California: Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate. To tell the truth, a real Communist would be an …

So What Will We Do When We Don't Have to Think?

In this article about my friend Ethan Hereth, the following: Like others before me, I have the perception that the education of quality engineers in the field of CFD has been falling short recently. It feels to me like there are very few engineers in this arena that grok CFD like many of the founding …

Beating the Baptists to the Mission Field

For all the money they've sent to Richmond, not much to show for it: Whatever the overall totals, what’s striking is the continuing size of the U.S. proportion. The largest 40 or so Baptist groups when combined ac­count for around 55 million people, 40 million of whom adhere to bodies in the United States. That …

Advice to Graduates: Consider the Brusilov Option

It's that time of year when most people who graduate from anything actually do it.  And graduation brings up more the most important issue: where do I go from here?  Really, if you've waited until graduation to answer that question, you're in serious trouble.  If you're reading this long before graduation, perhaps it will save …

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