How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Mar 23, 2014 - We look at a paper written by mathematicians and think, “Anybody smart enough to go on and on about “dimensionless parameters” and “optimal depletion factors” must know what they're talking about.” Right? It is misplaced for the It's not that the idea is wrong in principle. Nov 15, 2013 - CO: I actually think it's hard. It's for the actual culture of mathematics. Criticality in Neural Systems (Reviews of Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity) (edited by D. Sep 15, 2011 - If this is happening in mathematics, the supposed pinnacle of human reasoning, it seems likely to afflict us in science too, first in physics and later in biology and the social sciences (where we're not even sure what's true, let alone why). How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (by Jordan Ellenberg). And it's not only women who get lost. Didn't I just write the other day that plaintive cries like yours are like the wife who knows she's in the wrong but who is loathe to admit, and who falls back on the non sequitur, “It's not what you said, but how you said it”? The same thing that winnows the It's a brutal place, don't get me wrong, it's brutal. It's not just for women that it should change. Nov 4, 2013 - Broadly speaking, I think most of the furor about K-12 mathematics curricula that seems to bedevil every western country except Finland is totally misplaced. Jun 9, 2009 - but to understand better what I mean, let us say that an agent (person, business, organization) is more incompetent if there are more tasks that the agent should perform successfully and it does not. Essentially, the system is too rigid. I mean, I am quite incompetent in bureaucratic monotonous tedious labours, but these are not .