Reasons Not to Ban Clotheslines

It's always tempting to use a simplistic view of our surroundings because, in the short term, it seems to conserve mental energy and make us more practical. But in many cases, and certainly in the case of clotheslines, the opposite is true. Let's start with an apparently trivial fact about a clothesline. No matter how... Continue Reading →

Origin and Properties of e

This story will not begin with how the irrational side of human nature and money are indeed at the root of much evil. Instead we will look at how a 17th century financially related-insight by Jacob Bernouilli eventually led us to the discovery of the irrational nature and properties of the number e. Imagine the... Continue Reading →

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