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A response to randomness

July 12, 2009

In response to my post on the WSJ's recent randomness article, B emailed me the following (reproduced here with permission): The quoted WSJ article writes "We find false meaning in the patterns of randomness for good reason: we are animals built to do just that… Many studies illustrate how this basic aspect of human nature […]

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Don't know much about calculus

May 28, 2009

Another excellent guest column by Steven Strogatz for the NYT Wild Side blog. The post delves into the mathematical beauty of the natural world, using love as a knowingly over-simplified metaphor. Although these examples are whimsical, the equations that arise in them are of the far-reaching kind known as differential equations. They represent the most […]

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