...a companion blog to "Math-Frolic," specifically for interviews, book reviews, weekly-linkfests, and longer posts or commentary than usually found at the Math-Frolic site.

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"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show." ---Bertrand Russell (1907) Rob Gluck

"I have come to believe, though very reluctantly, that it [mathematics] consists of tautologies. I fear that, to a mind of sufficient intellectual power, the whole of mathematics would appear trivial, as trivial as the statement that a four-legged animal is an animal." ---Bertrand Russell (1957)

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Friday, June 24, 2016

End-of-week Linkage


Been busier-than-usual this week with pickleball and tennis, but still found time to collect some math items:

1)   Ben Orlin describes mathematics in the classroom, as only he can:
2)  Jason Rosenhouse talks about the Monty Hall problem:
3)  "Statistical dirty laundry" from Deborah Mayo (lots of interesting stuff on the research and replicability arena):

4)  Nice Tom Siegfried piece on the need for Bayesian statistics in the courtroom:

5)  After the exciting NBA finals, Jordan Ellenberg couldn't help but try to improve (mathematically-speaking) NBA basketball:
6)  Interview with the President of AMS:
8)  The 99th "Math Teachers At Play" blog carnival:

9)  And each week, reading Mike's Math Page is like reading a one-man math carnival:
Potpourri BONUS! (extra NON-mathematical links of interest):

1)  Last year "Invisibilia" seemed to pop out of nowhere fully-formed, as one of the finest shows among NPR's incredible stable of hour-length offerings. It's back for its second season and if you've somehow missed it, off to a great start:

2) Vi Hart speaks about the tragedy of the Orlando shootings in one of her more serious postings:


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