I believe most people are aware of the dichotomy between astronomy and astrology: astronomy is the scientific study of the stars and universe while astrology is pseudoscientific humbug designed to separate fools from their money using horoscopes. Fewer know that the same dichotomy exists in the crypto world. Cryptology, of course, is just pseudoscientific nonsense […]

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“I am not taking about psychosurgery, a practice that is somewhat out of favor,” yeah, I guess you could say that lobotomies are sort-of frowned upon these days. Same chapter mentions phrenology without making fun of the entire notion, just stating that the inventor “went ‘to excess’ in applying his approach.” Today is understatement day, […]

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