Pure Pedantry

We were discussing game theory and the Dark Knight. Mike at The Quantitative Peace has an excellent post that discusses all the possible iterations:

I think this calls for a new villian in the third movie of the trilogy: The Game Theorist. Much like the riddler, but deadlier and requiring Batman to use mathematics to fight crime.

Encephalon is up at Sharp Brains. My personal favorite: therapy applications of Dungeons and Dragons.

Mercifully, a gas tax holiday is dead in the water — in this case due to fears of lost jobs due to the diversion of money from the Highway fund.

An 81 year-old man in Britain earned his PhD from Cambridge after an 18 year project. Better late than never.

Read the whole thing.


  1. #1 Michael Allen
    July 23, 2008

    Thank you for the link. You have directed a sizable amount of traffic our way.

  2. #2 Podblack
    July 24, 2008

    Thanks! Derek Colanduno of Skepticality podcast was of great help when discussing how the game contributed to his rehab after a stroke. I wonder if he’d make a good new villian for the Batman series? I think his little pugdog would have to feature in some way though… 😉

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