We Hold These Mathematical Truths to Be Self-Evident Ben Orlin Humor July 4, 2016June 23, 2016 1 Minute P.S. Thanks to the Birmingham Uni postdoc who told me the “shoelaces” line! Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Taggedfourth of julyindependence day really ought to be about conditional probabilitymathematical fireworks for your nerdy fourth of july barbecue Published July 4, 2016June 23, 2016
8 thoughts on “We Hold These Mathematical Truths to Be Self-Evident”
Ever thought of running for president? Or better still, come over to Oz and use you unique style to sort our politicians out!
Happy Holiday Ben, to you and all your round-faced buddies! Let humor ring…
Although I’ve visualized a fourth dimension in an altered state (and only in an altered state), _Flatland_ didn’t have a whole heck of a lot to do with my finally seeing the Klein bottle after many unsuccessful years of trying.
Thanks for the timely post. Independence Day is a bit much for me. I proposed a weaker version to be called Zero-Correlation Day.
Props for the Flatland mention.
What a great book…
Good thing you mentioned these truths to be “self-evident” and not “true”, because every function having a limit at infinity…
You have a sense of humor similar to my HS calculus teacher, especially that shoelaces one. He’d always revert to quips and one-liners whenever we made stupid mathematical errors.