Universities have are a long way from what Aristotle had in mind. Full documentation here. At least download and read the letters the University sent to Sampson. Just hilarious.
You will have heard by now that US Air has offered the Hudson crash survivors a full year’s worth of upgrades for their trouble. “Sorry you nearly died. Here’s a coupon for […]
He is a man of good birth and excellent education, endowed by nature with a phenomenal mathematical faculty. At the age of twenty-one he wrote A Treatise on the Binomial Theorem1, which […]
Two days ago a report appeared in various places announcing the results of a new paper tying malaria to “global warming.” I’d like to find the paper but I haven’t the time. […]
Wired article on copulas Reader Scott Bury forwarded this article from Wired on the probability function that many used to quantify the risk of certain financial instruments. You can think of a […]
A busy week, with many sending in links and ideas. Thanks everybody! Art That’s art, folks. I finally figured out how to get pictures off my crappy phone, so this pic comes […]
The Books of Absolutes: A Critique of Relativism and a Defence of Universals William D. Gairdner McGill-Queen’s University Press Recommendation: Read Let’s play spot the flaw. In 1994, professor Mark Glazer said, […]
This is mostly catch up…I’m spending my free time getting ready for a talk on the 15th… A History of the Vikings Gwyn Jones Oxford University Press Recommendation: read If it wasn’t […]