Sunday, July 03, 2011

Three More Books to Burn

Jesse Singal of the Boston Globe has brought to my attention three new treasonous books that quite blatantly take the Numbers' side in their War Against Humanity.

The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution is author Keith Devlin's ode to Leonardo "Fibonacci" da Pisa, the 13th Century mathemagician and sequentialist who first brought Hindu/Arabic numerals to the West, guaranteeing the downfall of human civilization.

Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe is James D. Stein's thoroughly biased and numero-centric look at the mathematical "constants" that claim to rule our universe, from the speed of light to the coefficient of gravity to absolute zero.

Finally, Ian Stewart's The Mathematics of Life is yet another blatant bit of numerist propaganda, trying to convince us that numbers are somehow "natural" and not a construct designed by shadowy enemies to destroy us all.

Needless to say, The Math Skeptic shall not be reading any of them.

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