Precognitive dreams, Muggings and Deadly diseases

I think you will agree with me when I say: Mathematics is hard. For every handful of geeks out there, there is a huge majority that totally abhors the subject. I mean, come on, who loves mathematics? Enters John Allen Paulos. He bears an uncanny resemblance with the axe-wielding psycho 'the Ripper' from Last Action Hero. … Continue reading Precognitive dreams, Muggings and Deadly diseases

At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Book review of Michael Brooks' 'At the Edge of Uncertainty'. In his book, Michael Brooks unveils 11 discoveries where scientists have really pushed the envelope.

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

Book review of John Allen Paulos' Inummeracy'. 'Innumeracy' is your mathematical analogy of an adrenalin-filled, high-falutin' self-help, motivational book. This book is a critical-faculty-sharpener of sorts.