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# When the Math is Pretty But the Truth Ain’t

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# When the Math is Pretty But the Truth Ain’t

# Twenty Questions (Of Maddening, Delicious Geometry)

# Fermat’s Last Paraphrase

# Errors No More Egregious Than Confusing “Million” and “Billion”

# The Bubble Under the Mathematical Rug

# The Teacher Who Only Says Gimme

# A Brief History of Gregor Mendel

Lover of math. Bad at drawing.

Lost in myth. Lost in math.

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The geometry puzzles that are lighting up Twitter.

Mathematicians: the world's weirdest translators.

Hey, I get it. “Million” and “billion” sound basically the same. When written, they differ by a single letter. Both mean “more dollars than I have at the moment.” On a purely sensory level, swapping them feels like confusing “affect”/“effect” or “allusion”/“illusion,” or Natalie Portman/Keira Knightley. An honest mistake. And yet . . . There … Continue reading Errors No More Egregious Than Confusing “Million” and “Billion”

We can't eliminate math's complications. But we can nudge them around.

My favorite kind of question is a demand - and an invitation.

Happy birthday, Gregor!