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  • Language of the Universe: Mathematics

    01/11/2021 7:55:42 AM PST · by jackplanck · 13 replies
    AtomsTalk ^ | April 23, 2020 | AtomsTalk
    “Mathematics is the language of the universe“. You might have heard this a lot of times from a lot of people. Did you ever think what does it mean? and How is it justified? In this article let us do an analysis of this special language of the universe called Maths. We live in an age of huge technological and scientific advancements. Today we can do a lot of things which we did not even think about a few years ago. We can land rovers on Mars, we can accelerate tiniest of all particles to unbelievable speeds and smash them....
  • We're as good as it gets: Intelligent life is extremely UNLIKELY to exist anywhere else in the universe because [trunc]

    11/30/2020 6:12:35 PM PST · by blueplum · 104 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 30 Nov 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    Full Title: We're as good as it gets: Intelligent life is extremely UNLIKELY to exist anywhere else in the universe because it took a series of miracles for humans to evolve, say scientists Statisticians say the evolution of intelligent life is 'exceptionally rare', and that human-like civilisations are extremely unlikely to exist on other planets. In a new paper, Oxford researchers theorise that, for life to evolve in the same way elsewhere in the universe, it would take longer than the whole of Earth's projected lifespan. Evolution on Earth from the Big Bang up until the current day has involved...
  • Benford’s Law: A Cloak-and-Dagger tool for Data Scientists

    11/07/2020 11:01:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Analytics India Magazine ^ | Rithwik Chhugani
    Benford’s law, often known as Newcomb-Benford law, is an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits of unconstrained numeric data in the real world. The intuition behind the law dates to the 1880s when an American Scientist, Simon Newcomb started to discover a pattern among the log tables. He noticed that people usually have a lot of markings on numbers starting with small digits like 1 and 2. He didn’t research much about his observation, so after 50 years, Benford continued his research on this phenomenon and found out many interesting things by applying it to populations, length of...
  • Team Trump: Biden Campaign Math Shows Donald Trump Within One State of Winning

    11/02/2020 2:35:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/02/2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump’s campaign said Monday that, according to data shared by former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, the president was within one state of winning the election. On a conference call with reporters, Director of Battleground Strategy Nick Trainer referred to a Zoom call published by Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon discussing the current state of the race ahead of Election Day.
  • Algebra for All Doesn’t Add Up: How the narrative about white supremacism in math results in delusional policy

    10/08/2020 5:42:42 AM PDT · by karpov · 69 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 7, 2020 | Robert Cherry
    In recent years, education activists have adopted the argument that white supremacism and the misuse of mathematics explain racial inequality in educational attainment. “On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” University of Illinois professor Rochelle Gutierrez has claimed. In New York City, school officials and the mayor’s office have embraced this narrative. Schools chancellor Richard Carranza linked black and Hispanic students’ mathematics deficiencies to teachers’ implicit bias. Yet at the same time, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s education masterplan foresees offering algebra, a gateway to higher-level math courses, to all eighth-graders by 2022. Advocacy groups and even some academics contend...
  • Mathematics association declares math is racist

    10/04/2020 11:01:03 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 117 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | October 3, 2020 2:57 PM | Barrett Wilson Montreal, QC
    The Mathematical Association of America released a statement Friday claiming both that mathematicians should engage in “uncomfortable conversations” about race, and that policies of from the Trump administration, like the lack of a mask mandate in the United States, are somehow an affront to mathematics. The group concludes with a call for a “pursuit of justice” within math.
  • God Is The Original Mathematician , , , , ,

    09/27/2020 4:22:36 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 42 replies
    JAG Writes: I LOVE science. ' True science. My view is that God LOVES true science too, for example Math , , , My view is that Math originated in the nature of God who is the Original Mathematician --- just as all the other disciplines also originated in the nature of God. God Is The , , , , Original Mathematician Original Physicist Original Cosmologist Original Inventor Original Artist Original Scientist Original Oceanographer Original Philosopher Original Epistemologist Original Empiricist Original Poet Original Writer Original Lover {wanting the best for others} Original Chooser { Volition } Original Economist Original Emotion-ist...
  • Grammar is racist, math is racist, and so are you

    08/11/2020 7:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/11/2020 | Michael Brown
    Have you heard the latest? Grammar has now been deemed racist, as has been math. And should you dare question these new insights, that makes you a racist too. Obviously!Fact checkers have challenged the claim that, last month, “Rutgers University declared grammar to be racist.” But such claims have been made before.As noted in a February 21, 2017 article, “The University of Washington produced an ‘antiracist’ poster which insists American grammar is ‘racist’ and an ‘unjust language structure,’ promising to prioritize rhetoric over ‘grammatical ‘correctness.’”As explained on the university’s Tacoma-based website, “Racism is the normal condition of things. Linguistic and...
  • When Educrats Can’t Even Agree That 2+2=4, Public Education Is A Joke

    08/07/2020 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Katya Sedgewick
    It seems critical theorists won't stop until they've denied, rewritten, and scrubbed every semblance of Western Civilization from the education system. It started on July 5 when Nikole Hannah-Jones, who penned the lead essay for The New York Times’ 1619 Project, was trolled with a meme. The meme came from philosopher James Lindsay, whose upcoming “Cynical Theories” book on identity politics co-written with Helen Pluckrose is already an Amazon bestseller. Lindsay summarized the exchange: [I]t appears someone put this Woke Mini into the employ of satirically replying to Nikole Hannah-Jones on the fifth of July in response to her tweeting,...
  • Bret Weinstein and Eric Weinstein: Fundamental Truth and How to Think About it

    08/02/2020 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Bret Weinstein
    Deep chit-chat wrt Math and Physics
  • Does Mathematics = Western Imperialism?

    07/26/2020 3:56:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nancy Pearcey
    Is mathematics next on the chopping block to be deconstructed as a form of "Western imperialism"? A young woman describing herself as a teacher, Ph.D. student, and "social justice change agent," recently gained notoriety for tweeting, "The idea of 2+2 equaling 4 is cultural," a product of "western imperialism/colonialism." Yes, even mathematics, held up as the most objective and neutral of disciplines, is being reshaped by critical theory, which claims that all ideas are social constructions by groups using their power to advance their own interests. *snip* Critical theorists argue that mathematics is just another arbitrary human creation that has...
  • The girl of 13 who helped win the Battle of Britain: How a maths prodigy cracked the secret to turning our planes into ultimate killing machines, as new book reveals stunning images from the conflict

    07/10/2020 2:52:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Kathryn Knight
    The work was done by lamplight, over a small kitchen table in North London. Night after night throughout the early months of 1934, Captain Fred Hill and his 13-year-old daughter Hazel burned the midnight oil, plotting graphs and labouring over complex algorithms. It was tiring, unrewarding work but they both sensed how vital it would prove to be.
  • Orwellian: Teacher Blames 'Western Imperialism,' 'Colonization' for Concept of 2+2=4

    07/08/2020 7:11:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2020 | Paula Bolyard
    Brittany Marshall, a self-described teacher and Ph.D. student, took to Twitter this past weekend to voice her displeasure about the concept of 2+2=4, saying the “idea” of the simple math equation is merely “cultural.” 1984 called. It wants Room 101 back. “Nope the idea of 2+2 equaling 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing,” wrote Marshall. Never mind that the Arabic numeral system we use is not, you know, “Western.” Marshall goes by the pronouns “she/her” and describes herself on Twitter as a “teacher, scholar, social justice change agent,...
  • BLM Teacher Says 2+2 Only = 4 Because of “Western Imperialism”

    07/07/2020 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies
    Summit News ^ | 7/7/20
    A Black Lives Matter-supporting teacher took to Twitter to assert that 2+2 only = 4 because of “western imperialism.” Yes, really. Brittany Marshall’s tweet went viral after she claimed during the course of a discussion about racism, “Nope the idea of 2 + 2 equaling 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing.” Marshall, who includes her pronouns in her bio, lists her occupation as “teacher, scholar, social justice change agent” and apparently is studying for a PhD at Rutgers. Her bizarre statement is yet another example of Intersectionality, the...
  • Do the Math…or Not

    06/08/2020 1:07:08 PM PDT · by karpov · 41 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 8, 2020 | Shannon Watkins
    When it comes to math performance, the United States has a pitiful record. Each year, about 1 million students enroll in college algebra and about 50 percent of those students fail to earn a “C” or better. And according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. considerably underperforms in high school math on an international level. In the OECD’s 2018 Program for International Student Assessment, the United States was outperformed by 36 countries, including China, Russia, Italy, France, Finland, Poland, and Canada. In North Carolina, 26 percent of UNC system students earned a “D,” “F,” or...
  • Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

    05/22/2020 2:44:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 21 May 2020 | Ian MacLellan
    It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway. In the summer of 2018, at a conference on low-dimensional topology and geometry, Lisa Piccirillo heard about a nice little math problem. It seemed like a good testing ground for some techniques she had been developing as a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin. “I didn’t allow myself to work on it during the day,” she said, “because I didn’t consider it to be real math. I thought it was,...
  • I was right, says Israeli prof who predicted the Coronavirus pandemic would play itself out in 70 days

    05/20/2020 8:02:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 05/20/2020 | Nathan Jeffay
    An Israeli professor who made waves in early April for insisting that the coronavirus will play itself out after 70 days regardless of intervention levels says that he has been proved right, and that claims the virus will return in force for a second wave are just speculation. “It’s very amusing that people talk about a second wave,” Isaac Ben-Israel, a prominent mathematician, chairman of Israel’s Space Agency, and a former general, told The Times of Israel. “How do they know there will be a second wave? And how do they know that it will come in the winter?” However,...
  • An inmate's love for math leads to new discoveries

    05/16/2020 6:28:23 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    Phys .Org ^ | 15 May 2020 | Marta Cerruti
    Havens received a 25-year sentence in Washington in 2011 after being convicted for murder. He found his love and gift for mathematics while in solitary confinement a few months after his incarceration. His journey in mathematics and research led to him publishing a first-author paper in an academic mathematics journal in January 2020. Initially, my father, Umberto Cerruti, a number theorist who was a professor of mathematics at the University of Torino, Italy, agreed to help Havens simply because we asked him. My father thought that Havens was likely one of the many cranks that fall in love with numbers...
  • Free math and science textbooks (all PDF, I think) available from Springer during coronavirus lockdown

    04/21/2020 2:14:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Springer ^ | Springer
    I've only linked to their physics freebies. Not interested in physics? Play with the "Refine your search" options on the left and choose your discipline. I haven't thoroughly explored it, but it appears to me there are thousands of FREE quality math and science books available right now from Springer in PDF. Who knows how much longer this will last. I'm assuming through the lockdown, then they'll be free no more. So load up while you can!
  • Studies: American Kids Will Lose An Entire Grade In Math From Shutdowns

    04/18/2020 7:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/18/2020 | Joy Pullman
    One of the many significant but underappreciated effects of U.S. politicians’ response to coronavirus is their pre-emptive mass school shutdowns. It is likely these shutdowns will harm the next generation far beyond the trillions in government spending these children will someday be forced to pay off for previous generations.For one thing, the school shutdowns will cripple children’s economic future by depriving them of up to an entire year of learning. That’s because losing two to three months of learning this spring combined with summer break could mean “millions of students could lose most or all of what was learned...