Simpson’s Paradox, not racism, might be behind the discrepancy in publication acceptances between Western and minority writers.
Blog Category: Mathematics
Kevin Foster and Hanna Kokko’s paper claims that superstition (might) persist in a population provided it has survival value. Naturally. Some objections to these types of arguments.
A recent experiment seems to show some species of fish can do transitive inference. Specifically, they can figure out that if A outfights B and B outfights C, then A can outfight C. My goldfish writes a rebuttal.
Is math dirrty? Bhaskaracharya’s great mathematics textbook Lilavati gets it absolutely right. Be prepared to get moist.
Caste is not the same thing as class or race. I argue that it’s better to think of it as a “closure system” rather than a hierarchy. A closure system is … what the heck, read the damn thing. Inspired by Christopher Alexander’s essay: “A City Is Not A Tree.”
A paen to R. L. Goodstein’s miraculous theorem in Proof theory. What’s it about? The God of Small Things of course.