Probability In Unexpected Places

When I was young my Mom would say that you often find things when you're not looking for them. It took me longer than it should have to realise that the truism is based on probability. We typically look for a lost item only briefly after we've lost it. Or occasionally we decide to look for objects that... Continue Reading →

Science Dimensions On A Baseball Diamond

Atomic and astronomical scales are not in the least intuitive. Powers of 10 tables have often been used to contrast the size of stars with the radii of atoms, but since spring training has arrived, why not use the baseball diamond to mentally animate some of the baffling dimensions of science? If you reduce the... Continue Reading →

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