What is a caliph – and why has the leader of Isis declared himself to be one?
The title Sultan designating a strong temporal ruler was granted by the Caliph to the Seljuks ... bastardised the title Amir al-Mu’minin by referring to the fair-haired blue-eyed Caliph Mohammed al-Nasir (1199-1214) as the Miramamolin.
Science Fair Data Analysis – a proposal
To explain my analysis, I decided to have my own little science fair project. I wanted to look at reaction times for my left and right hand. To test reaction time, I had someone else (my wife) drop a ruler in between my fingers. I started with my fingers ...
The Putin Divorce: What Russia’s Rulers Hide
There has been no traditional role for a leader’s wife in either the U.S.S.R. or the new Russia. Yet some rulers have been more open about their families than others. Coincidentally or not, those leaders who presided over softer or more open regimes were ...
Twisted thinking: Fallacy of Fairness distortion explained
Fallacy of Fairness is a cognitive distortion compelling people to obsessively walk around with a measuring ruler assuring everything ‘is fair and even.’ It is the belief they are the best ones who can measure what is fair and what is not fair ...
Two Critics Sample the Frieze Art Fair
Titled “Weapon,” it consists of a three-sided ruler attached to a rock by a wrist watch’s ... is showing a Florian Meisenberg installation that fits in perfectly at an art fair because it takes its cue from another “nonspace”: the airport ...