Tag Archives: mathematics

How We Know What We Know – Diagonal Proof

(This post continues a series that I started writing last year. Click on the “How we know what we know” tag to read those earlier posts. In particular, if you’re not familiar with the concept of proof by contradiction, you … Continue reading

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How We Know What We Know 3: Proof By Contradiction

Before we start, I’d just like to apologise for the lack of replies to comments recently, especially on part 2 of this series. My life recently has been… not bad, but full of incident, and it’s taken all my spare … Continue reading

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Linkblogging for 29/08/09 (Hyper-links…)

I’ve not been particularly well the last couple of days (terrible acid indigestion in the evenings, my usual writing time) and so I’ve not yet finished the latest Hyperpost, but I hope to have two up tomorrow – one on … Continue reading

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Linkblogging for 24/05/09

I have many posts that need writing over the next few days (review of LOEG: Century 1, a post about why Lib Dems should support unions, a review of Ecological Debt, my next BFAW), as well as putting together the … Continue reading

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Books You Should Read : Anathem

One of the better Xmas presents I got this year was Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Anathem. I’m only around 500 pages into it (it’s 900 pages + long) but I can already enthusiastically recommend it as the best new book … Continue reading

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Linkblogging and apologies

I’ve posted practically nothing for the last week, for which I apologise. Unfortunately, my wife came down with the ‘flu a few days ago, and then just as she was getting over it she kindly gave it to me, so … Continue reading

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Linkblogging for 17/10/08

For those who are interested, I’ve received part two of the Mindless Ones interview, which I’ll be posting here tomorrow (it’ll take a little formatting and I’m exhausted tonight). A part three may follow… In the meantime, a few links. … Continue reading

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