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  • 238 : Programming Your Donkey

    18 février, par erik seligman
    Audio Link You have probably heard some form of the famous philosophical conundrum known as Buridan’s Ass. While the popular name comes from a 14th century philosopher, it actually goes back as far as Aristotle. One popular form of the paradox goes like this: Suppose there is a donkey that wants (...)
  • 237 : A Skewed Perspective

    16 janvier, par erik seligman
    Audio Link If you’re a listener of this podcast, you’re probably aware of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and its strange consequences for objects traveling close to the speed of light. In particular, such an object will appear to have its length shortened in the direction of motion, as measured (...)
  • 236 : A Stubborn Tortoise

    20 décembre 2017, par erik seligman
    Audio Link If you have a middle-school-aged child, you’ve probably endured countless conversations where you think you’ve clearly explained your point, but it is always answered with a “Yes but”, and a further rationalization. Recently I was in such a situation, trying to convince my daughter to (...)
  • 235 : Syntax Wars

    19 novembre 2017, par erik seligman
    Audio Link Recently my daughter was complaining about having to do a "sentence diagramming" assignment in school. As you may recall, this is when you take sentences and break up their words into a kind of chart, showing clearly the subject, verb, and object, and with outlying slanted lines (...)
  • 234 : Le Grand K

    15 octobre 2017, par erik seligman
    Audio Link Before we start, let me apologize for the delay in getting this episode out. My old ISP imploded recently, not even giving its users the courtesy of domain or email forwarding, so I had to spend some time straightening out my online life. Note that this also means the Math Mutation (...)