Monday, July 8, 2013

Math and Montana

This weekend, NPR's "RadioLab," one of the best programs on all of radio,  re-ran a story on their "Oops" episode ("stories of unintended consequences"), having to do with psychology, but with an odd indirect connection to mathematics at the end. If you didn't hear it, I won't say anymore so as not to spoil the finish, but you can listen at the below URL. The story runs from about the 4 min. point to the 13 min. point, but the entire hour-long RadioLab episode is fascinating as always if you wish to listen in its entirety:

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