Monthly Archives: March 2016

The meaning of numbers

A brief post of a few thoughts and a link my friend Tom sent me to an interview with Randall Monroe, the author of XKCD. ┬áThe interview was a timely read so I’ll start with a great quote: A good … Continue reading

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Context in mathematics

Ever since reading about ethnomathematics I’ve been wondering how to identify what is western about western mathematics. ┬áMoreover, if we view culture more abstractly as groups of individuals connected by traditions, beliefs, practices etc then 19th century woodworkers could have … Continue reading

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