Vice: Truth and Lies

Vice has a wonderful longform article about the ethics of deception in magic. It’s part of an issue they’ve put together about truth and lies. Magic is undeniably flourishing in a sea of new media outlets like YouTube and Instagram. Now Netflix is firmly on board producing a variety of series and specials with magicians […]

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On the Power of Mathematics

As a math major in university, the subject is a dear one for me. I’ve often been puzzled by religious apologists who use the power and broad applicability of mathematics as evidence for the existence of a god. It’s an argument that can only be made by someone who doesn’t know much about how mathematics […]

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Predicting the Future

A new Crash Course Statistics video talks about the tools we use to predict the future, what they can do, what they can’t and how they can fail: As one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr, said, “its difficult to predict, especially the future.” Most of us don’t do well on thinking tasks […]

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Life is an Express Train…

The brilliant Zack Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: There is a danger that a profession becomes self perpetuating. When I was in school, they were saying that about both accountants and lawyers. They needed a constant stream of new regulations and changes to the statutes (whether that was legislation or the tax code) to […]

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Big Data

The Crash Course channel on YouTube is primarily designed for students to provide a general overview of relevant topics, while glossing over specifics and numerical examples. It’s great if you know you’re heading into a lecture and want a little head start so the concepts are easier to wrap your head around. This clip introduces the […]

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