Loves To Code I have a friend who is a programmer, and he makes a lot of money doing it. Even though he loves programming, he also loves music. One of his hobbies recently has been creating an algorithm to create pop music that won’t be discernable from human written music. Linguistic […]

## Hallucinated Statistics

Monty Hall There is an interesting problem in statistics and probability known as the Monty Hall problem. You can choose one of three doors. Behind one door is a car, behind the other two are goats. You choose door number three, and then Monty Hall opens door number one, showing a goat, […]

## Mirror Universe

Original Super Genius Emmy Noether is undoubtedly one of the most under appreciated mathematicians of all time. She developed this abstract theory back in the 1800’s relating symmetry and conservation laws. That every time there is a conversation law, there will be an associated symmetry law, and vice versa. Cause Effect Paradox […]

## Imaginary Paradoxes

Gabriel’s Horn There is a paradox in calculus called the Horn of Gabriel. It’s a mathematical function, a three dimensional representation of the two dimensional equation y=1/x, but rotated around the x axis. The reason it is considered a paradox is this is a three dimensional shape with infinite surface area but finite […]

## Immortal Monkey Apocalypse

Shakespeare Experiment There’s a theory that if you put enough monkeys on an island, each banging away on a typewriter, they’ll eventually produce all the works of Shakespeare. This is true in theory, so long as they bang on a typewriter long enough, a certain percentage of the random stuff they type will make […]

## Circle Origin Story

Trigonometry is Magic One of the coolest discoveries in mathematics is that of trigonometry. Since cycles are a deep part of the natural world, and trigonometry deals in cycles, its discovery helped humans to understand a lot more than they did previously. It all started by wondering about the mathematical descriptions of the […]

## Holographic Disaster

Educational Documentary I saw this documentary about how messed up the school systems are, and as an example, they used this algebra teacher that was trying his hardest to get fired. If he got fired, he’d get his full salary and benefits but if he quit, he wouldn’t get squat. So he decided […]

## Scientific Birdcage Mythology

Correlation and Causation One of the biggest causes of misunderstanding in the world of science is a mistaking correlation for causation. Especially if you have one main variable, that is driving all the other variables,. Then any two of the driven variables can be correlated, and thereby misunderstood to having a causative relationship. […]

## Caviar Planet

Bell Curve Experiment I saw this cool experiment a couple days ago. Not really an experiment, more like a demonstration. A demonstration of a math teacher to his elementary school students. About probability and the Gaussian distribution. He had all the students stand in one line in the gym and face […]

## Co-Evolving Hallucinations

Long Form Sales Letters The best form of copywriting, when it comes to long form sales letters is the story format. Especially if these stories contain relatable characters that you can identify with, so when you get to the end of this, you’ll go right along with the main character as they take action. […]

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