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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Design and Architecture (John Eipper, USA, 08/10/12 1:31 pm)

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Estate of Architect Zaha Hadid (Marga Jann, -UK, 01/18/17 3:02 am) Zaha Hadid's office notoriously underpaid and exploited staff, who received very little credit, if any, for their work on the projects the firm produced. This kind of hoarding and exploitati ...
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Teaching Design in the Developing World: Four Divided Nations (Marga Jann, -UK, 08/10/12 4:59 pm) JE:  Last month Marga Jann sent me this extraordinary report, "Challenges to and Recommendations for 'Visitors' Teaching Design in the Developing World towards Sustainable Equit ...
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Research (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/27/11 1:57 pm)

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Science and industry (Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/02/03 1:58 pm) Phyllis Gardner has discussed the ties between university research and pharmaceutical industries, which is a subset of the larger question of university research and ...
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Brain Research (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/17/03 2:05 pm) We hear a lot about the generosity of Bill Gates, but less about his colleague, public spirited billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen; Read more

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Mathematics (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/09/11 6:31 am)

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Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields Medal Recipient, Dies at 40 (A. J. Cave, USA, 07/16/17 7:53 am) There is very sad news out of Stanford that Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian-born ‎mathematics professor, has died of breast cancer. She was 40. I wrote about her a few years ago when she became the fir ...
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The Metric System (Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/30/00 6:31 am) As a Positivist believing in "Order and Progress," I cannot tolerate the disorder of incompatibility. I pointed out the incompatibility of railroad gauges a ...
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The Metric System (Ronald Hilton, USA, 09/29/00 6:32 am) Martin Packard says: "The metric system may not be ideal for the average American. The metric systems was designed by engineers for engineers. The system we use ...
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Landmines (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/29/11 3:03 am)

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Demining Korea's DMZ (Brian Blodgett, USA, 10/09/18 3:46 am) While eyes are focused elsewhere across the world, a small effort is occurring in the Koreas to remove mines from two areas, Panmunjom and Arrow Head Hill. The clearing of these two areas will remove ...
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Disappointing US Statement on Land Mines: Robert Gard in *Huffington Post* (Robert Gard, USA, 07/16/14 11:40 pm) I recently published this essay in the Huffington Post: http://w ...
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Landmines (Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 3:03 am) WAIS Fellow General Robert Gard chose landmines as his topic; he is the adviser to the foundation which supports the movement which won the Nobel Peace Prize. Our memo on this bought this im ...
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Anthropology (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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The Kuna of Panama (Enrique Torner, USA, 06/02/17 6:01 am) As many indigenous tribes as I thought I knew, my 14-year old daughter just introduced me to a new one: the Kuna tribe of the Caribbean, off of the coast of Panama. She had to write a project o ...
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re: Circumcision (David Crow, US) (John Eipper, USA, 07/15/10 5:45 am) David Crow responds to Nigel Jones's post of 10 July: I share Nigel Jones's impatience with the argument that circumcision is tantamount to child abuse--an accusation my sister-in-law once le ...
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re: Adultery and Circumcision (Alain de Benoist, France) (John Eipper, USA, 07/11/10 8:05 am) Alain de Benoist writes: Several posts about two obviously sensitive topics: adultery and circumcision, have been recently forwarded to WAISers. I would like to add a few comments. < ...
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