Monthly Archives: April 2008

On the end of the world


A running theme in the past few decades has been something we used to read only on the screen at the conclusion of movies: The End. In recent years, we have had books and articles on the End of the … Continue reading

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On Fermat’s Last Theorem


We live in an age in which the depressing dimensions of the human condition in their myriad manifestations are reflected day in and day our in the media. Newspapers and magazines are filled with reports of crime and war, of … Continue reading

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Reactions to news of an imminent apocalyptic end.


There is enough real bad news gruesomely floating around the various news channels of every TV set. Depressing news has become the order of the say: riots, suicide bombings, ice-caps melting, AIDS spreading, tornados and floods, and more. Even while … Continue reading

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Is Mathematics an invention or a discovery?


Mathematics: In Nature or in the Human mind? This question has been discussed and debated by mathematicians as well as by lay-thinkers for a long time. My own view is that in this context it is useful to distinguish between … Continue reading

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On a Criticism of Science


An oft-heard comment: <Since science keeps changing its mind, we can’t put much stock in what it says> One of the devastating consequences of Kuhn’s paradigm-shift thesis is the misinterpretation and caricaturization of science as an unreliable source of knowledge … Continue reading

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