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Permanent link - Posted 3 hours ago (via math-frolic.blogspot.com)
From Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh's "The Mathematical Experience":(I don't necessarily agree with this sentiment, but do find it interesting) " We maintain that:1)  All the standard philosophical viewpoints rely in an essential way on some notion of intuition.2)  None of them even attempt to explain the nature and meaning of the intuition which they postulate.3)  A consideration of...
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Permanent link - Posted 3 hours ago (via rjlipton.wordpress.com)
Things we did not know Ulam holding a strange device Stanislaw Ulam was a Polish-American mathematician whose work spanned many areas of both continuous and discrete mathematics. He did pioneering research in chaos theory and Monte Carlo algorithms, and also invented the concept of a measurable cardinal in set theory. His essential modification of Edward […]...
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Permanent link - Posted 18 hours ago (via rjlipton.wordpress.com)
A reversal question Freeman Dyson celebrated his birthday last December. He is world famous for his work in both physics and mathematics. Dyson has proved, in work that was joint with Andrew Lenard and independent of two others, that the main reason a stack of children’s blocks doesn’t coalesce into pulp is the exclusion principle […]...
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Permanent link - Posted 18 hours ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Fernando Martel Garcia writes: So I am applying for a DC driver’s license and needed a translation of my Spanish license to show to the DMV. I go to http://www.onehourtranslation.com/ and as I prepare to pay I see a familiar face in the bottom banner: It appears Stapel is one of their “over 15,000 dedicated […] The post He just ordered a translation from Diederik Stapel appeared ...
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Permanent link - Posted 2 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Malke Rosenfeld uses percussive dance to teach math to her elementary students. The program is called Math in Your Feet. …Tags: education, math, teaching...
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Data journalist Anna Flagg for ProPublica reported on animal species at higher risk of extinction. Animal species are going extinct …Tags: animals, extinction, ProPublica...
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OK, let’s take a break from blogging about economics. OK, I haven’t actually been blogging so much about econ lately, but it just happens that I’m writing this on 19 July, a day after poking a stick into the hornet’s nest by posting “Differences between econometrics and statistics: From varying treatment effects to utilities, economists […] The post What is the ...
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Permanent link - Posted 2 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
(Disclaimer: I’m new to Shiny, and blog posts, but I know something about geography.) ┬áIn the Shiny gallery, take a look at 2001 versus 2002. Something funny happens to Switzerland (and other European countries), in terms of the legend, it moves from Europe to the Middle East. Also, the legend color scheme switches.     […] The post mysterious shiny things appeared first on ...
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Permanent link - Posted 2 days ago (via phys.org)
An image created by geometer Edmund Harriss made the cover of the mathematics journal Notices, published by the American Mathematical Society. The image, created in collaboration with Bill Casselman, appeared on the August 2014 edition (Volume 61 Number 7). It shows a stepped path winding through space with the corners of the path projected onto a plane. On the plane each type of corner lives in i...
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Permanent link - Posted 2 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
Back in 2005 I lamented the fact that students viewed computers as a commodity, a tool they use, like an automobile, but have no reason to understand how or why it works. In 2007 I noticed a change, that computers like IBM's Watson were starting to make computer science cool again. Now we are in the midst of yet another major change, reflected in refound interest in high school computer science, a...
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