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Radical By Choice — Part One

Developing an Intuition for Radicals Photo by Oleg Laptev on Unsplash Radicals The word radical is overloaded in the vernacular probably because it is important. Catchy as the title may appear, our concern is math radicals! Pun aside, they are a mathematical construct — a product of the human mind. Their serendipitous emergence in natural laws is a curious … Continue reading Radical By Choice — Part One

If It Ain’t Broke, Just Replay

Biological basis of Memory and Learning: Part 2 of 4 This is part two in the series. Part one is linked above. The scientific basis of human behavior as revealed by genomics and neuroscience is worth exploring. Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash Interconnected Many creatures share the web of life. We owe our existence to humble … Continue reading If It Ain’t Broke, Just Replay

Against The Grain

What drives human behavior, nature or nurture?: Part 1 of 4 Photo by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird on Unsplash This story is the convergence of two opposing lines of inquiry. One is introspective, gazing inward into the mind, and the other gazing outward into nature. Both lead to the discovery of a profound truth about animal behavior. … Continue reading Against The Grain

A slice of π

Photo by Fernando Meloni on Unsplash As π goes, so goes a circle π is ubiquitous both in mathematics and physics. Its appearance in some contexts are intuitive to grasp. Others require intellectual contortion, a mind-bending that defies all intuition. Wherever π appears, a circle is always hiding, to be discovered irrespective of one’s intuition! Let … Continue reading A slice of π