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

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

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

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