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Strictly Logical

Only an elephant or a whale gives birth to a creature that weighs more than 100 kg.

The President weighs more than 150 kg.

Therefore, … 15 more words

Fun With Mathematics

What Shape is a Crescent Moon?

The Moon is low in the sky shortly after sunset or before dawn; the bright part of its surface forms a beautiful creation. The two curves that form the boundary of the crescent resemble arcs of circles, and are often drawn that way. 34 more words

Fun With Mathematics

On multiplexity and the Zarathustrans

In my last post talking about simplex–complex–multiplex, there was one angle missing from what Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart say about them. I’ll write about it in a post of its own but also add it there afterwards. 690 more words


Simplex, complex, multiplex: A collection of quotes

Samuel R. Delany’s science fiction novel Empire Star introduces an intriguing trio of concepts: simplex, complex and multiplex. They concern how much a mind is stuck in one world view or how much it can think through multiple ones. 4,102 more words


My Normal Friday

I thought it would be quite fun if I will show you what I do in a normal Friday. So yesterday I have took notes and photos of different things that happened during the day. 1,231 more words


SSU Basketball: Last Home Game For Both Women and Men's Team

SAVANNAH, GA – Both the Savannah State women and men’s basketball teams look to end the season on a high note, when they host FAMU for the final home game of the season. 985 more words