Almost all math problems call for the student to assume one thing or another. Without assumptions — definitions, postulates, axioms, common notions, or whatever you want to call them — mathematics of any kind is impossible. Tony at Pencils Down (who plans to be a math teacher when he grows up) reminds us that, necessary though it may be, we are stepping on dangerous ground when we assume:
Meanwhile, I read some interesting things in the world of ScienceDaily:
Chimpanzees, Unlike Humans, Apply Economic Principles…
A game theory application: Could the universal childhood cry of “That’s not fair!” be related to what the Bible calls the “image of God,” the quality (whatever it is) that sets us humans apart from other animals?
Nanotechnology Surges Into Health And Fitness Products
Anyone want a cup of Nanotea?