Monthly Archives: February 2010

Why I don’t “believe” in global warming


Under what circumstances does one have a right to an opinion? Can one have an opinion about any subject? Are there some subjects on which no one has the right to an opinion? Are there others on which some have … Continue reading

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Big numbers and failure of intuition


When I was in fifth grade, my teacher asked us to write an essay about why 1 million is a big number, as a homework assignment. Being a child with a reasonable amount of mathematical understanding and intuition, I didn’t … Continue reading

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