What are the core purposes of science and math? Evaluating the idea of “knowledge as power” in the computer age.
Some think that math is invented. Evidence, though, points towards its discovery.
In December, physicist and author Lawrence Krauss interviewed the late American novelist Cormac McCarthy, who died on June 13th at the age of 89.
The calculus made modern science possible, but it was the algorithm that made possible the modern world.
Berlinski is at his best as he discusses everything from the Tower of Babel as a metaphor for modern science, to his friendship with Marcel Schützenberger.