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Review: S3 – Science, Statistics and Skepticism by Fourat Janabi

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Fourat Janabi’s passionate and entertaining look at the 3 pressing S’s of this universe: Science, Statistics and Skepticism, is,  as the subtitle to this work testifies, an art of differentiation. In this age of memes and virals on Facebook – which always seem to me to be the blind leading the blind – telling us how bad GMO crops, vaccines ... Read More »

Review: Random Rationality – Expanded Edition by Fourat Janabi

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When I reviewed the first edition of this book here on SPR, I wrote,” Unassuming, universally written with sharp wit and charm, the first pages catch and you want to read on. Although Janabi never professes to be an expert… ” In this, the special extended version of his book, I want to take that back. Janabi is something of ... Read More »

Review: A Cultural Paradox: Fun in Mathematics by Jeffrey A. Zilahy

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“What did the number zero say to the number eight? ‘Very nice belt.’”  Okay I admit that this is a corny joke.  But did you know that the number zero did not make an appearance in history until the 6th century AD?   In fact, the Chinese didn’t create a symbol for zero until the 13th century.  Anyone who knows me ... Read More »