Featured category: Education & philosophy

The cowboy college, the clown college, the impossibility of proof, and the impossibility of universal categorization.

Any system of categorization reinforces its creator’s biases – just ask Jorge Luis Borges.


Where else but the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College could you graduate with a wig, giant shoes, and full makeup?


Munchausen
Oskar Herrfurth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The M√ľnchhausen trilemma posits that all knowledge, at its root, must be infinitely regressive, circular, or axiomatic.


Deep Springs
Plowboylifestyle [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Deep Springs College in rural California has about thirty students at a time – and you have to work on a ranch while you learn.

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