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Inspiring Philosophy and the Laws of Logic: Part 1 – UseOfReason
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
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
Doing Mathematics Differently | Articles | Inference: International Review of Science
"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
"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?
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
"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
Draw a symbol, get the TeX code for it. Amazing what they can do these days.
tools  mathematics  latex  tex 
august 2011 by pw201
YouTube - Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)
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
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
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?
"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
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
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

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