**pw201 + mathematics**
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Inspiring Philosophy and the Laws of Logic: Part 1 – UseOfReason

november 2017 by pw201

What could apologists be talking about when they speak of "the laws of logic"? (This is usually part of an argument that God is needed for there to be such laws). Discusses various different logics, what Godel really proved, and a bunch of other stuff.

philosophy
mathematics
logic
presuppositionalism
apologetics
godel
november 2017 by pw201

The Evolution of Trust

july 2017 by pw201

Interactive exploration of repeated Prisoner's dilemma type games, where you can play with payoffs and strategies.

trust
game
mathematics
maths
july 2017 by pw201

Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him - Scientific American Blog Network

april 2016 by pw201

A fascinating question and answer session with Aaronson.

physics
quantum
scott-aaronson
philosophy
computation
mathematics
april 2016 by pw201

Doing Mathematics Differently | Articles | Inference: International Review of Science

february 2016 by pw201

"Explanation is a form of compression. If a theory is smaller than the data, then in that case, as in so many others, less is more. A successful explanation is a matter of covering a large debt with a much smaller one."

mathematics
philosophy
science
computation
february 2016 by pw201

The Right Match: A Short Documentary - YouTube

november 2013 by pw201

"Drs. Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry are innovative researchers who connect the complexities of mathematics with the intricacies of organ transplantation." They came up with using graph theory and integer programming to match up reciprocal kidney donors (that is, where someone wants to donate to their family member but they aren't compatible, so they swap with another incompatible pair). These guys are also swing dancers, so this came via /r/SwingDancing.

transplant
graph
lindyhop
swing
medicine
kidney
mathematics
science
november 2013 by pw201

Dungeons and Discourse revision - help with spells?

december 2012 by pw201

Yvain wants suggestions for spell names and effects in his Dungeons and Discourse games. These should be horrible puns on scientific, mathematical or philosophical concepts.There are some good ones in the comments.

mathematics
maths
funny
humour
philosophy
magic
december 2012 by pw201

Project Euler

january 2012 by pw201

"Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems."

puzzles
maths
mathematics
programming
january 2012 by pw201

Detexify LaTeX handwritten symbol recognition

august 2011 by pw201

Draw a symbol, get the TeX code for it. Amazing what they can do these days.

tools
mathematics
latex
tex
august 2011 by pw201

Visualizing Bayes’ theorem | oscarbonilla.com

june 2010 by pw201

Join the Bayesian Conspiracy.

bayes
statistics
mathematics
bayesian
tutorial
probability
bayes-theorem
june 2010 by pw201

YouTube - Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)

march 2010 by pw201

Maths filk is funny: this one is oddly sweet, although I also groaned at various points.

music
video
youtube
humour
mathematics
funny
maths
acapella
march 2010 by pw201

Odds Are, It's Wrong - Science News

march 2010 by pw201

What goes wrong with the 5% significance level in scientific papers.

science
mathematics
maths
statistics
biology
medicine
bayes
bayesian
march 2010 by pw201

Stephen Meyer's Bogus Information Theory

january 2010 by pw201

Criticism of Stephen Meyer's "The Signature in the Cell" based on Meyer's mistakes in information theory (or rather, the way he uses a made up definition of "information"). HT to Leonard Richardson, who rightly says it's a good introduction to what "information" does mean, regardless of what you think of Meyer's book.

information
shannon
entropy
mathematics
maths
kolmogorov
signature
cell
stephen-meyer
intelligent-design
creationism
january 2010 by pw201

IEEE Spectrum: Math Quiz: Why Do Men Predominate?

december 2009 by pw201

"among top math performers, the gender gap doesn’t exist in some ethnic groups and in some countries. The researchers conclude that culture is the main reason more men excel at the highest math levels in most countries."

maths
mathematics
gender
feminism
equality
december 2009 by pw201

Triple negatives and Conservapedia’s support for Hitler « Gowers’s Weblog

october 2009 by pw201

Gowers shows that Conservapedia's article on Richard Dawkins proves that Conservapedia is evil, using MATHS.

funny
mathematics
maths
conservapedia
richard-dawkins
morality
october 2009 by pw201

Math Is Harder for Girls by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal 28 July 2008

august 2008 by pw201

and also easier: men are more likely to be the outliers in either direction.

teaching
science
education
maths
mathematics
gender
feminism
august 2008 by pw201

Gareth on possible connections between maths and reality

june 2007 by pw201

From an interesting thread on uk.religion.christian

gareth
mathematics
logic
physics
evolution
reason
june 2007 by pw201

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