Speaking Contest Once there was a speaking contest. With many parameters. With the winner being chosen. After many rounds of competition. The first round. Was based on speed and pronunciation. Carefully calibrated syllables. And professional enunciated sounds. Whoever could speak the quickest. And the most accurate. […]

## Unstable Death Wobbles

Chaos Theory One of the coolest intersections between science and mathematics is the idea of chaos theory. Mathematics can be thought of as an abstract, extremely specific realm of hallucination. A way that we can imagine things that don’t exist, like parallel lines, imaginary numbers and Euclidian geometry, yet apply those to the […]

## Emergent Sentient Consciousness

Beat The Races If you look at the times of various horse races, like the Kentucky Derby, over the past hundred years, you’ll see a slow decrease. This is due to scientific advances in nutrition, sports medicine and strength and endurance training. But similar times of human races, like marathons, the 100 and […]

## Hidden Insanity Revealed

Differential Equations I had this really cool differential equations teacher once. He would always be halfway through an equation and then he’d stop and tell a story. They weren’t the kind of stories that helped to illustrate the underlying idea of the equation. It was just that he would be talking about […]

## Elite Sausage Chaos Theory

Gasoline Energy The amount of energy in one gallon of gas is huge. Compared to human labor, the amount of energy done by the heat energy in a gallon of gas is extraordinarily large. Meaning the amount of time it would take one human to do the work of one gallon of gas […]

## Reversions To The Mean

Moving Averages Stock charts are a fascinating combination of technical and mathematical specificity and human psychology. One one hand they can be a very accurate representation of a company’s health. On the other hand, they are a pure expression of human psychology. One way to look at a chart is to compare the day […]

## Pancakes and Fractals

Old Woman There was this old woman sitting outside of her shop. She was sitting on the ground, not quite on the ground on a very low seat, and she had this big plastic pitcher of pancake batter. She would pour enough pancake batter onto a small electric griddle that was in front of […]