Blog Category: Mathematics

Fishy Transference

Fishy Transference

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.

Caste, Closure & Contagion

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.”