Category Archives: Belief in Math

The Mathematics of Aliens

Do aliens exist? The evidence is varied across time and across the globe. But mathematicians who study aliens always impress me. These are individuals who firmly stand on the pillar of logical reasoning- mathematics, that is. And yet, they are … Continue reading

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Hunger statistics and click bait rant.

I have a bit of a issue with an article came out a while ago on Cracked.com titled, “6 Insane True Statistics That Laugh In The Face of Logic”. While the title is total click-bait, and I recognize that, it still makes me … Continue reading

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Mathematicians in the big-data spotlight

Mathematicians and statisticians, perhaps with a sprinkle of programming and network science, will be as foundational to the modern workplace as numeracy was a century ago and literacy before that. When I decided to go back to school my father … Continue reading

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Dissertation in 3…2…

Greetings! I am gratefully progressing through my last semester of graduate school! This mean I get to work really hard on my dissertation! This may or may not absorb more of my time than normal. Thanks in advance for your … Continue reading

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Generalizing Mathematics

Yesterday I found myself, once again, trying to explain what I do all day as a graduate student in mathematics to someone who has a maximum mathematical training of pre-calculus.  I found myself describing the fact that until you are … Continue reading

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What are the chances…

That anyone would use probability in there daily life? I think we all use probabilities in a colloquial way. I marvel at my luck when my bill at the grocery store includes zero pennies. Or my excellent timing if I … Continue reading

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The big things that computers can calculate and our reliance on them.

How much computing does your computer do for you? I think we can all agree there is a big difference between a Tip calculator and getting Mathematica to do your integrals for you (Integral‘s are advanced calculus). But then again, … Continue reading

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