Archive for the ‘mathematics’ Category

Caucus, Schmaucus

March 5, 2008

Here’s an absolutely beautiful sentence, especially when read in isolation:

“But she will continue to find herself in a difficult position mathematically.”

It’s from today’s New York Times.

A Manifold Walks into a Five-Dimensional Bar

September 18, 2007

OK, let’s get even nerdier than chess. What’s the difference between an extroverted mathematician and an introverted one?

The extroverted mathematician looks at your shoes.

Back in the Late Cretaceous, I actually performed mathematical paper-folding tricks on “David Letterman.” Does anyone out there know any other (stupid) math jokes?