My Latest Alterations to This Palace

You will notice I have been doing some interior re-decorating. Please visit my other website (http://ptolemycraig.wordpress.com) to see what will soon be placed here to continue the work.  But beware, you may be in for an advanced-study heart...

A Brief Confession of Faith: Of the Divine Wisdom

Wisdom is the first, greatest, and most glorious of all God’s most holy and excellent, divine traits.  Its highest priority displays in Genesis. For by wisdom the Lord laid the foundations of the earth, and by understanding He set the heavens in...

More Outrageous Strategies For Accelerated Education

Siphon the brain of your university and download it to your miniversity. Think this is impossible?  Think again.  Here is the Lex Luthor recipe for this strategy.  Send 40 of your teams' members to interview other students and find out which ones take...

Miniversity Rising: Ramp It Up With the Power of NED

Francis Bacon, move over.  It's NED time.  The power of synergy creation to accelerate your power to know -- the multiplied ability to learn comprehensively and quickly -- can be promoted even more aggressively than what we have learned so far.  ...

The Miniversity and the Tactic of Insight Distribution

When any one of your teams obtains what it feels may be a profitable insight within the field of its growing expertise, you will want to have a standard format and mechanism put in place that causes all the other teams to be made aware of the new...

Critical Reasoning For The Miniversity Project

The kind of reasoning skills best suited to the kind of literary cross-examination you will need to practice in order to get the most your maximal learning studies run a bit differently than what one might find in a typical informal logic textbook. A...

Critical Research For Peaceful Purposes Only

This is a very brief, punchy sketch of one method to go from "where do I start my research project," to "I got this handled" in a relatively short order. A.  Get the Big Picture First (and Fast). Collect a list of books on the topic of your...

Initial Training for the Miniversity: Critical Writing

George Orwell and others have provided the resources for this and I have bolied in down into principles to be used as a filter for refining your rough draft until it sparkles with a mighty sparkling. Thus sayeth Dr. Orwell, the literary...

Notes on My New Research Platform Called the Miniversity

I wish to create a generation of hyper-smart people. I have created a new research-education model to accomplish that, meaning you work in groups. Think "cloud learning."  The group consists of 120 students, arrayed in 24 teams of 5 people each, with...

Pondering a Literary-Critical Look at the Book of Exodus

And now for something complete shocking.  The Book of Exodus appears to have ended in its canonical version at chapter 12.42.  Let us call this the short version. The short version summarizes neatly the 430 years stay in Egypt, and wraps up the...

Why the Book of Revelation is not Canonical

This book has probably yielded more cultural and personal disruptions -- run to the hills movements and event-complexes -- than any other work of the Western World (or Eastern). I beleive the reason for this is found in the fact that the book was...

Greek Inscriptions in the Caves (Catacombs)

Inscriptions Study Guide   More than 30,000 greek and latin inscriptions have been discovered in the catacombs, and this number accounts only for the excavations completed to date. The inscriptions appear for the most part on the marble...