The Optimist & the Pessimist
The statistician, meanwhile, is not going to draw any hasty conclusions about glass fullness from a data set where n=1.
The Venn Diagram of Practicality and Fuzziness
Did I reverse-engineer the “practical” and “fuzzy” labels to make the diagram work? YOU HAD BETTER BELIEVE IT MY BLOG-READING FRIEND
In hindsight I would draw this one rather differently. The existing diagram suggests that increasing life pressure can drive me from coffee to iced coffee (maybe true) but also that increased ambient temperature can drive me from iced coffee to lemonade (definitely false).
“What, are you saying the devil doesn’t deserve due process?”
“Yes! And also, the devil’s not on trial! We really don’t need the devil to have a representative in every meeting!
A Package for the Square Root of 2
Far and away the most positive response I’ve gotten for a cartoon on Facebook! It goes to show, I have no idea what cartoons people will love.
I’ve seen 7th-graders do this not for fitness-related reasons, just for the love of the game. Right on, 7th-graders. Take the scenic route to an answer.
Platonic States of Matter
Alas, it’s very hard to tell Platonic liquids from Archimedean liquids – or irregular liquids, for that matter.
Data vs. Anecdotes
The correct answer is C: self-referential cartoons about data and anecdotes!
G.H. Hardy confidently asserted that number theory would never serve any “warlike purpose,” but I think we can all agree that G.H. Hardy was a rube and a fool.
I mean, what if there’s an infinite sequence of workers making $8 + 1/n?
Preliminary data points towards “probably not.”
“Are you finishing soon?“
[bloodcurdling scream] “THE AGONY!!! OH, THE AGONY…”
“Nice, only two years left! Good luck with your thesis project.”
Time Moves Fast
This joke never gets old! Well, it does, but only at a rate of 1 year per year.
How Many Negatives Make a Positive?
I think this phrase is more useful in describing language (where it’s sometimes true, and at least easy to interpret) than in math (where it just confuses).
The Equation’s Story
Really, this equation is a murder mystery. One of the variables is zero, and you’ve got to find out which one!
(Twist ending: it’s both.)
Nuts and Bolts
Sounds like… a breakfast cereal? Or something to do with why tables don’t fall down? I’ve always wondered about that…
8.7! That is pretty darn excited.