This Week Under “Spotlight”: Johnny Depp

               Johnny Depp, a 48-year-old multi-talented Hollywood figure has proven himself  as an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. Depp has starred in more than 40 different movies including Donnie Brasco, Chocolat, Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies, and Alice in Wonderland.                In a recent interview

People in history: William Dampier

Born in 5/11/1651, was an English buccaneer, sea captain, author and scientific observer. Dampier influenced several figures better known than he: His observations and analysis of natural history helped Charles Darwin’s and Alexander von Humboldt’s development of their theories. He made innovations in navigation technology that were studied by James Cook and Horatio Nelson. He

Tortoise and Achilles

What the Tortoise said to Achilles, by Lewis Carroll

What follows is a short story written by Lewis Carroll, and published in 1895. It explores some anomalies of Logic, suggesting that it’s incomplete, or empirical. This famous piece drew responses from celebrated logicians such as Bertrand Russel, and Peter Winch. Achilles had overtaken the Tortoise, and had seated himself comfortably on its back. “So you’ve