Sunday, August 29, 2021

Analysis With Norman J. Wildberger

 Yesterday’s post with Joel David Hamkins led me in turn to Daniel Rubin’s hour-long similar interview a month ago with math iconoclast Norman J. Wildberger:

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

"Total Gibberish"

 H/T to Cliff Pickover for recently linking to this 7-yr.-old piece on gibberish in science (makes you wonder a tad about what's sitting out there right now in the journal stacks?):

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Math Illiteracy Is Long-running

 How long (if ever) before education tackles the math innumeracy of the populace... and what will be the eventual consequences of not doing so (latest from Keith Devlin)?

Monday, August 2, 2021

Whoa, 4 Colors Not So Sufficient...

 Things never seem to be as simple as they appear... "Computational Complexity" notes that, subtly, 4 colors are not so sufficient in the Four Color Map Theorem as most assume...:

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Veritasium Does the Collatz Conjecture

 After the usual routine introduction to the Collatz Conjecture, Veritasium plunges on with this wonderful recent exploration of it, enjoyable by young and old: