- A Mathematician’s Lament about how mathematics is taught (pdf). A little abstract. What about student diversity?
- Ten strange self-experiments. One is different from the rest. “As a teenager, Frederick Hoelzel adopted a strange method of weight-loss. He curbed his appetite by eating non-caloric food substitutes such as corn cobs . . . . His favorite meal was surgical cotton cut up into small pieces, which became part of his daily diet.”
- More about the Terrence Deacon case
- Denmark rescinds fat tax
- Interview with Marty Makary about his book Unaccountable. Medical mistakes, he says, are the #3 cause of death in the United States.
Thanks to Casey Manion.
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Mathematicians lament has been expanded and released as a short book as well- possibly that would answer some of your questions.
I would be very interested to know what Frederick Hoelzel’s diet and exercise routine was between the mid 1930s to the mid 1950 (age 45 to 65), because looking at his picture taken in 1955 at age 65, it’s quite apparent that he is lean and muscular (he also appears to be small boned like myself) with very smooth skin – if you don’t look at his head/face you would think he was in his 20s.
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