Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Three for Wednesday

1)  This morning, Futility Closet introduced many of us to "Rayo's Number," "the largest finite number ever written on an ordinary-sized chalkboard":

2)  Ben Orlin delights again with his comically insightful characters trying to define math, because it's "crazy hard to define"':

3)  and h/t to Julie Rehmeyer for pointing out this more general piece on some of the ills of current science, "Big Science Is Broken." One line toward the end reads as follows: "Science, at heart an enterprise for mavericks, has become an enterprise for careerists":

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