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Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Most mathematicians believe in heaven"....


In an older, interesting (and critical) NY Times piece, Jim Holt reviews John Allen Paulos' review of arguments for/against God in his book "Irreligion." The Platonist/Non-Platonist debate is alive-and-well as Holt takes Paulos to task for some of his arguments and writing style (but also has some positive things to say):

http://tinyurl.com/6o36w4y

I've repeatedly linked at times to a prior Bloggingheads/TV clip with John Horgan and Jim Holt that I enjoyed (where Holt gives his take on math), but for newcomers to the blog here it is again :

http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2010/10/math-talking-heads.html

1 comment:

Jim Holt said...

Co-mathematician: a device for turning theorems into coffee.