...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, April 7, 2017

For Your Weekend Browsing


1)  A new Carnival of Mathematics:

2)  “Yes, But Why?”… book for math teachers:

3)  “Aronson’s sequence” from Futility Closet:

4)  Erica Klarreich explains why state gerrymandering is more difficult for the courts to recognize than the rest of us:

5)  Nice intro to some basic probability paradoxes from “The Conversation”:

6)  Keith Devlin promoting a book and respectability for Fibonacci, while debunking legend:

7)  “The Improbability Principle”… an overview of a David Hand book:

8)  Andrew Gelman has Cornell on his mind (long post/rant):


Potpourri BONUS! (extra NON-mathematical links of interest): 

1)  Teaching 5th graders to recognize fake news:

2)  Speaking of fakery, must-reading for fans of science and Seinfeld:




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