About This Author

"Most men and women, by birth or nature, lack the means to advance in wealth and power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge." -Pythagoras

Iʼm a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Mathematics and Classics. Now they let me write software for them. I am paid in banana nut bread and pistachios (budget cuts).

I love to comment on posts dealing with religion, science (paticularly evolution), and U.S. national politics. Iʼm also the owner of two groups on Newsvine: Law Vine (focusing on legal news stories) and Classics Vine (focusing on the language, history, culture, and other studies of the ancient Mediterranean).

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