A gem from Mathematics Stack Exchange: Q: Are there any areas of mathematics that are known to be impossible to formalise in terms of set theory? A:Â Yes — set theory. It’s funny ’cause it’s true!
These are my links for March 15th through March 18th: Book Review – The Information – By James Gleick – NYTimes.com – The universe, the 18th-century mathematician and philosopher Jean Le Rond dâ€™Alembert said, â€œwould only be one fact and one great truth for whoever knew how to embrace it from a single point of view.â€ James Gleick has such a perspective, and signals it in the first word of the title of his new book, â€œThe Information,â€ using the definite article we usually reserve for totalities like the universe, the ether â€” and the Internet. Information, he argues, is […]