Category Archives: Mathematics

Recycling the memories

Mathematics and recycling – two of our traditional strengths. I found this wrapped around something else as padding and I am taken back to the ‘dista khata’ or exercise books my parents made up for me to do sums on … Continue reading

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Flipping the bird, four centuries on

Four hundred years ago today, a man was asked to either defend his scientific ideas or surrender them. He was said to have sinned against the Bible, a book that had no single author and very little historical accuracy. His … Continue reading

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“Sir, I have discovered the highest mountain in the world!”

“Sir, I have discovered the highest mountain in the world!” Radhanath Sikdar, 1852. (Sikdar) In light of my earlier post on the first men to climb Mount Everest, it would be wrong to not gloat in the slightest about the … Continue reading

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