Videos Get Inspired – Best Inspirational Quotes J Krishnamurti on Choiceless Awareness and Thought Rob Beats Word Up [3/19/2014] Ji Ben Qi Gong 基本氣功 (Fundamental Exercises) Biology of Belief – by Bruce Lipton (full documentary) Excision, Downlink, Space Laces – Destroid 1. Front Page, Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles Since May 6, 1997You are visitor number 27862784 in base 11 The heart of mathematics consists of concrete examples and concrete problems. P.R.Halmos, How to Write MathematicsAMS, 1973 Also, some pages are organized into series while others, especially the older ones, are accessible individually. Throughout the discussions at this site I refer to various titles I love and find useful enough to have them in my own library. These are collected in a table with links to the pages where they were referred to.
Leonhard Euler honoured by Google doodle The birth of the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler has been celebrated by Google with the publishing of an interactive Google doodle. Euler was arguably the most important mathematician of the 18th century and one of the greatest of all time. He introduced most modern mathematical terminology and notation and was also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, and astronomy. Euler was born in Basel on 15 April 1707.
Researchers uncover 8,000 years of human history hidden in the Middle East Which would be interesting, seeing as, when interpreted literally, the Bible also claims that the universe was created between 6000-8000 years ago. Which is problematic, to say the least. EDIT: Not to mention the mental gymnastics required to reconcile the (presumably) carbon dating of the earliest Mesopotamian settlements to 8000 years ago and the fact that that same dating methods go on to describe artifacts and fossils that are up to 40 000 years old. Lucia de B. is innocent This internet site has been created by a group of individuals who form the “Committee for Lucia”. None of its members are related to Lucia, nor are they from her circle of friends. They are merely individuals driven by the certainty that Lucia is the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice. # News: BBC 23-7-2010 – Can chance make you a killer?
Theory of Knowledge » Maths Mathematics This week we are starting the Maths unit! Remember to submit your Sciences reflection next week to your teacher – teachers will have specified their individual deadlines. Tim McDaniel, Idaho Teacher, Explained 'Vagina' In Sex Ed Class, So He's Being Investigated Parents in Dietrich, Idaho, say the word "vagina" has no place in a 10th grade science class, according to news website MagicValley.com. A small group from Dietrich, population 332, complained to the Idaho State Department of Education, which launched an official investigation of science teacher Tim McDaniel. He is accused of teaching "sex education material" in a science class, describing "inappropriate" forms of birth control, telling "inappropriate" jokes in class and showing a video clip that depicted a genital herpes infection. McDaniel said the parents even objected to his use of the word "vagina" in the lesson on human reproduction, according to MagicValley.com. At a school board meeting, Katie Norman, one of the parents who objected, reportedly demanded prior warning of sensitive topics like birth control so that she could excuse her child from the class. The teacher said he is cooperating with the investigation but denies any wrongdoing.
Can Math Make a Better Marathon? Less than two miles from the finish of last month’s Chicago Marathon, with the race finally narrowed to a neck-and-neck duel between two Kenyan runners, the NBC television commentators began placing their bets. It wasn’t a hard call. Abel Kirui, who hadn’t won a marathon since 2011, was visibly struggling, repeatedly falling behind and then clawing his way back. At one point, grimacing, he snatched a cup of water from a volunteer and dumped it over his head. Meanwhile, Dickson Chumba, the defending champion, was floating along with an unwrinkled brow and unvarying pace.