The True and Exact Narrative of the Horrid Plot and Conspiracy of the Popish Party

If you go to London today and make your way to the intersection of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill (Google Maps link) you can see a large white obelisk with a golden top, the official monument to the Great Fire of London in 1666. For a little money, you can even climb the 311 steps and make your way to the top, which still … Continue reading The True and Exact Narrative of the Horrid Plot and Conspiracy of the Popish Party

Reverse Prosopagnosia

One of the advantages of educating yourself is that you follow the trails that others have blazed before you. If you grew up in a forest and never saw a human-made object with a combined total of 180 internal degrees, you’d (rightly) consider yourself a genius if you discovered the existence of a triangle. If you live in a modern society, however, this information is … Continue reading Reverse Prosopagnosia