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I Nudge Myself

Many years ago, I was being driven to the airport and observed something stupid about myself. Then I used science (kind of). I remember this so clearly because it has symbolised other challenges since then. I had a bag of … Continue reading

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The word “Evolution” nowadays suggests “evolution of organisms by natural selection as per Darwin & modern population genetics”. But what about other kinds of evolution? Any unary endomorphism from a system onto itself, applied over and over to generate “time”, could be … Continue reading

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Radiolab – Roman Mars

02:30 If you look carefully at the entire built world, you can find little stories in every tiny thing. If you recognise that every corner, every seam, every curve was a point of decision by a really deliberate — and probably … Continue reading

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Willow Tree by Chad Van Gaalen

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[T]he point of introducing L^p spaces in the first place is … to exploit … Banach space. For instance, if one has |ƒ − g| = 0, one would like to conclude that ƒ = g. But because of the … Continue reading

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The essential prerequisite for finding the answer to a question is the desire to find it. Tristan Needham author of Visual Complex Analysis (the best book so far about complex numbers)

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05:30 You don’t ask is a model good or bad. You ask is it good for a particular question. (For example, What effect will school vouchers have on inequality? or Why do politicians “race to the center” in a two-party system but not … Continue reading

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