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Duncan Black (May 23, 1908 - January 14, 1991) was responsible for unearthing the work of many early political scientists, including Charles Dodgson, and was responsible for the Black electoral system, a variant upon the Condorcet method whereby, in the absence of a Condorcet winner (e.g. due to a cycle), the Borda winner is chosen. He was born in Motherwell, Scotland, raised in Tayvallich in Argyll Scotland, then educated at Glasgow, Scotland and Dundee, Scotland. hi im hannah nd steph nd emma nd nat nd sarah 2006. May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: Political Science Notable political scientists Kenneth Arrow - Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist who published influential paper on his widely cited Arrows Impossibility Theorem Robert Axelrod Duncan Black - Responsible for unearthing the work of many early political scientists, including Charles Dodgson Jean-Charles de Borda - 18th century mathematician... Photograph of Lewis Carroll taken by himself, with assistance Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was a British author, mathematician, Anglican clergyman, logician, and amateur photographer. ... Any election method conforming to the Condorcet criterion is known as a Condorcet method. ... The Borda count is a voting system used for single-winner elections in which each voter rank-orders the candidates. ... Motherwell (Tobar na Màthar in Gaelic) is a Scottish town, in northern Lanarkshire, between Glasgow and Edinburgh. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city and unitary council, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... For other uses see Dundee (disambiguation) Dundee is Scotlands fourth largest city, population 154 674 (2001), situated on the North bank of the Firth of Tay. ...


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Atrios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Duncan B. Black, known under his internet publishing pseudonym as Atrios, is the author of the popular United States liberal weblog Eschaton, which receives an average of over 100,000 hits per day.
Black is now a Senior Fellow at the media research group, Media Matters for America.
Black later said that he blogged psuedononymously as an academic to avoid attacks like those unleashed on Timothy Shortell.
Black - Cleveland/Rutherford/Old Tryon (1820 words)
Duncan's land was located at the mouth of a creek, known today as Duncan's Creek, on Highway 226 in Cleveland County.
Black was born and reared in Upper Cleveland County but had lived in Shelby for 34 years where he had a host of friends." At the time of his death he lived on Hamrick Street in Shelby and was a member of Missionary Methodist Church.
George Fraser Black, former director of the New York Public Library and author of "Surnames of Scotland," said the Black surname was common in St. Andrews and Prestwick, Scotland, in the 15th and 16th centuries and was very common in Edinburgh in the 17th century.
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