# Tag: mathematics

#### Science for Insight or Science for Power?

What are the core purposes of science and math? Evaluating the idea of “knowledge as power” in the computer age.

#### Is Mathematics Discovered or Invented?

Some think that math is invented. Evidence, though, points towards its discovery.

#### “Would Mathematics Be Here if We Weren’t?”

In December, physicist and author Lawrence Krauss interviewed the late American novelist Cormac McCarthy, who died on June 13th at the age of 89.

#### Iterations of Immortality

The calculus made modern science possible, but it was the algorithm that made possible the modern world.

#### Listen: In a New Book, David Berlinski Gives the Devil His Due

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.