ICYM any of these:

**1)**More John Conway via Siobhan Roberts and

**Quanta Magazine**:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150828-john-conway-a-life-in-games/

**2)**Samantha Oestreicher writes of her journey to becoming a mathematician:

http://socialmathematics.net/2015/08/31/social-norms-and-other-challenges/

...in related matters,

**NPR**reported this week on the math gender disparity issue in youngsters:

**http://tinyurl.com/ocu8xqd**

**3)**Distinguishing between "a pattern" and a "repeating block" (when it comes to pi):

**http://tinyurl.com/nelzwra**

4)A new

4)

**video this week with Ed Frenkel:**

*Numberphile***Joselle Kehoe takes a look at cognition by way of computers, mathematical proof, and foundational theory:**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFkZGpN4wmM&feature=youtu.be

5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFkZGpN4wmM&feature=youtu.be

5)

http://mathrising.com/?p=1322

http://mathrising.com/?p=1322

**6)**For the sake of "critical thinking," "everyone needs to take a class in statistics" (from

**Slate**):

**http://tinyurl.com/nbxsjr5**

**s "**

7) NPR'

7) NPR'

**Science Friday**" covered the replication-in-psychology controversy last Friday:

http://sciencefriday.com/segment/08/28/2015/putting-scientific-research-to-the-test.html

http://sciencefriday.com/segment/08/28/2015/putting-scientific-research-to-the-test.html

...and a few days ago I linked to Deborah Mayo's take on the brouhaha:

**h/t to Patrick Honner for passing along this interactive geometry game I'd not heard of (haven't explored it much, but if Patrick recommends it that's good enough for me):**

http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2015/09/parsing-failure-to-replicate.html

8)

http://math-frolic.blogspot.com/2015/09/parsing-failure-to-replicate.html

8)

**Once again, Ben Orlin grows a smile on my face... this time with Haikus! (which is your favorite?):**

http://isohedral.net/goodfences/

9)

http://isohedral.net/goodfences/

9)

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/09/02/the-mathematicians-haiku-book/

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/09/02/the-mathematicians-haiku-book/

**(...dare he try limericks next? ;-)**

**This "curious equality" from**

10)

10)

*(via John Conway) got passed around a bit during the week:*

**Futility Closet**

**http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/09/02/a-curious-equality/**

**11)**Robert Talbert discusses the classic 'Wason selection test' and the importance of context:

**http://rtalbert.org/blog/2015/quick-puzzle/**

**12)**Interesting ecology/nature read... the mathematics of predator-prey relations (h/t Egan Chernoff):

**http://tinyurl.com/opjr5lo****13)**Mike Lawler and his two able assistants did loads of math this week:

https://mikesmathpage.wordpress.com

**14)**I'll end this week with Jason Rosenhouse's entry on political correctness while being a math professor:

http://scienceblogs.com/evolutionblog/2015/09/03/back-to-school/

Potpourri

*(extra NON-mathematical links of interest):*

**BONUS!**a couple of 'cerebral' choices this week:

1) h/t to Lior Pachter for pointing out this long, interesting piece on genetics and human variation:

http://cshperspectives.cshlp.org/content/7/9/a023358.full

2) and h/t to David Montgomery for this David-Auerbach introduction to Wittgenstein:

**http://tinyurl.com/qzeacu3**

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