Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Goedel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscience Topics

Gardner, Martin
W.W. Norton 2003
272pp
Date finished: 2010-03-28

At the age of 95, Gardner is still writing short pieces and reviews; all of his recent titles seem to be column collections. This book has pieces from the Skeptical Inquirer on the many-worlds interpretation of QM and Popper's philosophy of science, articles contributed to an Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience on various now-forgotten Spiritualist mediums and oddball psychological theories, an introduction to G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday and Edgar Wallace's The Green Archer, notes on the history of the Tin Woodman of Oz, and a few mathematical pieces. An entertaining albeit unfocused grab bag of topics.

Tagged: essays, literature, pseudoscience

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%T Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?
%S Discourses on Goedel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscience Topics
%A Gardner, Martin
%@ 2010-03-28
%P 272pp
%K pseudoscience, literature, essays
%I W.W. Norton
%D 2003

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