Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.   Jon previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Outer Space: Why Have We Heard Nothing?

A year ago, Ellen Stofan, a chief scientist at NASA, made a bold prediction on the question of the discovery of alien life in the universe: I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're...

3 Brain Puzzles You’ll Probably Fail

The power of the human mind is astonishing. It’s also highly unpredictable. On one hand it is capable of computer-like power; on the other hand, it is at times easily fooled. I’ve always been fascinated by mind puzzles and thought exams that...

Princeton Prof Has the Ultimate Post about the Harriet Tubman $20

I admit it. I went online trying to find people spewing venom about Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s decision to replace Andrew Jackson’s image on the $20 with that of Harriet Tubman. Alas, I’m having a hard time finding any. Oh, I’m sure there...

The Myers-Briggs Test is Pretty Fun

About a decade ago I became interested in the Myers-Briggs personality test. For those unfamiliar, the test is essentially a psychological profile examination designed to categorize people into one of 16 distinct personality “types.” It takes...

How 19th-Century Women Used Seduction Laws to Rope Husbands

We tend to think of Victorian-era America as an oppressive environment for women—and in many ways it was. But it’s worth pointing out that during this period it was not unusual for governments to take great measures to protect the social position...

A Holocaust Forgotten

If you visit Lisbon today, in the downtown square you can find a half of a stone orb resting on a slab. Within the stone circle is the Star of David, etched with the following: "In memory of the thousands of Jews who were victimized by...

1939 vs. 2008: What do men and women want in marriage?

Oxford educated economist Max Roser published an interesting—and telling—chart on Twitter recently. Roser, the founder of Our World Data, analyzed the top 18 traits men and women valued in their partners and compared them cross-generationally,...

Video: Teacher Goes Off On Student Who Claimed He Caught Him Watching Porn

Via WOWK-TV, a CBS affiliate out of Charleston, West Virginia:   A video that shows an East Bank Middle School teacher berating a student was emailed in to 13 News to be investigated. 13-year-old Jeffrey Province says he was the...

WTH Happened to Argentina’s Economy? This Chart WIll Show You...

Last week, I noticed that Argentina is laying the groundwork to return to global debt markets. As a point of background, a decade and a half ago Argentina defaulted on a $100 billion obligation, the largest debt default in history. Then, in 2014...

Study: Literacy in Ancient Israel Was ‘Far More Widespread than Previously Known’

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study on Monday revealing that literacy among ancient Israeli soldiers was much higher than previously believed. The study was based on 16 inscriptions on pottery fragments (known as...

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