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Where should I start reading mathematics if I never got far with it in school?

I’ve been asked variants of this question a number of times. So here’s a thorough answer for everyone.   First, some well-written books on topics that interest me: Roger Penrose’s The Road to Reality Cosma Shalizi’s blog bactra.org John Baez’s blog Matthen’s tumblr … Continue reading

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Any advice on where to start exploring math for someone who didn't take/ study/ or pay attention to much math beyond high school.

I’ve been asked variants of this question a number of times. So here’s a thorough answer for everyone: Where should I start reading mathematics if I never got far with it in school?   First, some well-written books on topics … Continue reading

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[T]he question of what “really” exists pervades the sciences and human thought in general. The belief that the infinite does not really exist goes back at least to Aristotle. Parrnenides even questioned the reality of plurality and change. (Einstein’s vision … Continue reading

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The chemistry of living things & Mary Baker Eddy’s Christian Science It’s patently obvious that people are completely unalike to liquid mercury, ammonium chloride, and plumbum. Likewise, it stands to reason that frogs, bats, voles, minks, snakes, geckos, sparrows, drosophila, … Continue reading

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