Monthly Archives: April 2019

Where is π today? The nature of the mathematical universe. [2600 views]

Mathematicians discovered a new [whole] number. It’s between six and seven and is called “bleen”. -George Carlin When we’re talking about π, what are we talking about? What kind of object is it? A number, your text book will tell you. … Continue reading

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One Day in the Greece [100 views]

I’ve been to Greece often enough that I’ve picked up a bit of (modern) Greek. Like anyone in  my situation, I’ve had fun spotting Greek words with Englishs cognates based on Greek roots, popping up with unusual meanings in unusual contexts. … Continue reading

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