How Numbers Came to Be

[another excerpt from my book] Until recently, no one knew how the numbers came to be.  Archaeologists assumed that all numbers were discovered at the same time, but that begged the question, “where did they keep them?”. Numbers have been found in a cave in the Holy Land, along with two books of the Talmud […]

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For the Love of Algebra

Algebra is the sloppy Judas-kiss that is planted on the mouth of every middle-school math student. You’ve learned the numbers… all of them. You can add them, multiply them, subtract them and, on rare occasions, you can even do long division. So, what is the response of educators? “Feeling smug knowing all the numbers? Well, […]

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New Years Resolutions

I resolve to think before I act. Well, actually I haven’t resolved to do that yet, but I’m considering it. I resolve to take the CPR dummy I keep in my closet out for a night on the town. Imagine the look on her face! I resolve to give the people in my life the […]

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Aryabhata

This is from my People of the Middle Ages section: Mathematician and astronomer, Aryabhata. The Polemic Histrionics of Aryabhata

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Physical Laws Reexplained

A body at rest tends to stay at rest… A body in a ravine tends to get poked by kids with a stick. A body in motion tends to stay in motion until its bladder is full it has to pull over. The universe tends towards disorder. In other words: auT odrs wot hed wiso […]

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Q and A, Part 2: Science!!!

Like the flu, or junk mail, here is another list that you’ve been given but never asked for.  Do not judge me too harshly… mostly because I can be REALLY vindictive… Q. What species of animal can move the fastest? A. That depends entirely upon how aerodynamic it is and what type of cannon it […]

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