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  1. Foo
    07-26-2014 01:52 PM - permalink
    I've devoted some independent study to it, but yeah...
    Topology? Set Theory? Diophantine Analysis? Not really my thing (Honestly, I'm just not on that level).
    Chaos? Quantum Mechanics? Information Theory? Choice.

    I'm assistant teaching some graph theory right now (class in an hour actually) and that's not bad. Right on the line between "too abstract" and "not abstract enough".
  2. Foo
    07-26-2014 01:29 PM - permalink
    My first degree was a double major (math and physical sciences) but basically I just took whichever courses looked interesting. A year after that my priorities shifted (thanks to folks like Lockhart there), and I went back and blitzed through an after-degree in education (with a math major).

    I actually don't have *that* much "pure" math. Like, 3 courses at the junior level or higher. I like to be on the applications side.
  3. Era
    07-26-2014 01:15 PM - permalink
    So i apologize I don't quite recall, are you solely focused on math studies or do you/did you branch away from pure math in your courses?
  4. Foo
    07-26-2014 12:37 PM - permalink
    Yeah, I'm pressed from a well used mold ;p

    (Actually, it's something like 1 in 5 STEM academics cite GEB as their favourite piece of non-fiction, so the odds ain't bad >>)

    Sounds like a pretty handsome dude though...
  5. Foo
    07-26-2014 12:28 PM - permalink
    Lol, Nooooo!

    The book deserves infinite press... and 100% no one has ever bothered clicking through all those links anyway ;p
  6. Foo
    07-26-2014 12:25 PM - permalink
    Haha, yeah. Under "Strange Loops"
  7. Foo
    07-26-2014 09:43 AM - permalink
    You may have just forgotten, my friend, but I would like to draw your attention back to the fact that I have *long* had the text of GEB linked in my sig.

    So everyone's already read it. Because they respect me. And read *all* the links I post. Always.

  8. EmptyStar
    07-16-2014 01:37 AM - permalink

    Are you a new farore recruit, or from a bygone era on ZU posting for the first time in years in there?

    Either way we totally haven't met yet, I'm ES, one of the mods over there! Nice to meet you. And welcome to the clan (?) haha
  9. John
    07-15-2014 09:09 AM - permalink
    My rule of thumb is to never trust any pop-sci article that has the word "quantum" anywhere in it.
  10. Avalanchemike
    07-13-2014 09:19 AM - permalink
    I didn't think it would work at first, but I am pleased to be wrong
  11. Foo
    07-10-2014 12:55 AM - permalink
    Tragically, he's one of a generation of "scientists" who confuse a series of passwords for knowledge. A true "master of the scientific art" would have begun questioning his model of Penrose-the-man the first time it returned a bad prediction, and certainly would have abandoned it by the the fifth.

    I'm over it though
    Gonna go a little in depth on entanglement and bolster your effort to shift the subject.
  12. Red Dingo
    07-10-2014 12:49 AM - permalink
    Red Dingo
    I'll admit that quantum mechanics isn't my forte. Please explain it more clearly on the topic. I would certainly love the idea if it's plausible. However, it's exactly for that reason that I remain skeptical.
  13. Avalanchemike
    07-08-2014 08:49 AM - permalink
    dey pay me da big bucks now

    (no they don't ;_; )
  14. Foo
    07-08-2014 01:20 AM - permalink
    Yeah, the name change kinda went with the new position in the community.
    "mmmmm_PIE" made for a great social experiment, but it doesn't really scream "respect my authority" ;p

    How's life? What brings you back around?
  15. Foo
    07-07-2014 06:46 PM - permalink
    S'good to see ya man!

    (Sorry I couldn't give your comeback thread my full attention, I got token post in, but I won't get a real break until tomorrow eve...)
  16. Foo
    08-03-2013 12:06 AM - permalink
    Hey Justin;

    Sorry to defile your profile page; I need a convenient place to hide and time-stamp a message. It serves the twin purposes of science and my being a bit of an ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤, so I figured you'd approve.

    Miss ya bud!


    This is a test of a hypothesis.

    In this thread, I believe that Double A is demonstrating what Dan Dennett would call a "belief in belief"; that is, I believe he is expressing a claim which he actually knows to be false, but which he feels obligated to uphold for tertiary reasons.

    I am about to propose a scientific test of the belief in question. In keeping with Dennett's description and Sagan's Dragon in the Garage, I predict he will attempt to preempt the proposed experiment by adding complexity to his hypothesis.

    Whatever his reply, I will immediately link back to this post.
  17. Avalanchemike
  18. Avalanchemike
    09-27-2011 08:21 AM - permalink
    where have you gone
  19. Lunchbox*
    07-24-2011 07:11 PM - permalink
    I can't really tell because it's kind of small, but is your avatar Stephen Fry? If so, fantastic choice.

    If not, it's probably still a fantastic choice, considering you have fantastic taste
  20. Shona
    06-20-2011 07:58 PM - permalink
    Hi! Thanks for the message It's lovely to meet you I'm not familiar with that brand of laundry detergent, so I probably won't think of that when I see you around the place XD

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    May 23, 1906 (108)
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