Good Math, Bad Math

Mark C. Chu-Carroll

Moving on

Finally, at long last, I can tell you what I’ve been up to with finding a new home for this blog. I’ve created a new, community-based science blogging site, called Scientopia. With the help of many wonderful people, we’re ready. We launched this morning. So to continue following GM/BM – along with the work of…

Goodbye, Scienceblogs

So my decision is made. I’m closing up around here. I’m in the process of working out exactly where I’m going to go. With any luck, Seed will leave this blog here long enough for me to post an update with the new location. But I’m through with Seed and ScienceBlogs.

As my friend Pal wrote about, Seed Media Group, the corporate overlords of the ScienceBlogs network that this blog belongs to, have apparently decided that blog space in these parts is now up for sale to advertisers. We’ve been advertiser supported since I joined up with SB. I’ve never minded that before. Providing a platform…

Searching for Topics

As regular readers have no doubt noticed by now, posting on the blog has been slow lately. I’ve been trying to come back up to speed, but so far, that’s been mainly in the form of bad math posts. I’d like to get back to the good stuff. Unfortunately, the chaos theory stuff that I…

Today’s recipe is something I made this week for the first time, and trying it was like a revelation. It’s simple to make, it’s got an absolutely spectacularly wonderful flavor – light and fresh – and it’s incredibly versatile. It’s damned near perfect. It’s scallion ginger sauce, and once you try it, it will become…

One of the things that’s endlessly fascinating to me about math and science is the way that, no matter how much we know, we’re constantly discovering more things that we don’t know. Even in simple, fundamental areas, there’s always a surprise waiting just around the corner. A great example of this is something called the…

So, another bit of Cantor stuff. This time, it really isn’t Cantor crankery, so much as it is just Cantor muddling. The post that provoked this is not, I think, crankery of any kind – but it demonstrates a common problem that drives me crazy; to steal a nifty phrase from youaredumb.net, people who can’t…

Today is another bit of rubbish from viXra! In the comment thread from the last post, someone (I presume the author of this paper) challenged me to address this. And it’s such a perfect example of one of my mantras that I can’t resist. What’s the first rule of GM/BM? The worst math is no…

Sorry for the ridiculously slow pace around here lately; I’ve been ridiculously busy. I’m changing projects at work; it’s the end of the school year for my kids; and I’m getting close to the end-game for my book. Between all of those, I just haven’t had much time for blogging lately. Anyway… I came across…

I know that I just posted a link to a stupid religious argument, but I was sent a link to another one, which I can’t resist mocking. As I’ve written about quite often, we humans really stink at understanding big numbers, and how things scale. This is an example of that. We’ve got a jerk…