Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseThe Best Books on: Kurt GödelA few mathematicians’ biographies are especially notable, both in terms of the mathematicians’ achievements and their personalities. Nash…Sep 26, 20232Sep 26, 20232

Jørgen VeisdalReal Conspiracies are Almost Never Uncovered by Conspiracy TheoristsIn teaching methodology to undergraduates I get great milage from philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)’s analogy ‘Russell’s Teapot’:May 4, 20224May 4, 20224

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseEric Weinstein’s Sour Grapes“We are now gods, but for the wisdom.”Nov 21, 20216Nov 21, 20216

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseJohn von Neumann’s Minimax Theorem“As far as I can see, there could be no theory of games … without that theorem … I thought there was nothing worth publishing until the…Mar 26, 20211Mar 26, 20211

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseGödel’s Constitutional Quarrel“The examiner was intelligent enough to quickly quieten Gödel and say ‘Oh god, let’s not go into this’ and broke off the examination at…Dec 18, 20207Dec 18, 20207

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseThe Lacking Wisdom of CrowdsImplications of Condorcet’s jury theoremSep 18, 20203Sep 18, 20203

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseThe Mozart of Mathematics — Niels Henrik Abel“Although Abel shared with many mathematicians a complete lack of musical talent, I will not sound absurd if I compare his kind of…Sep 3, 20209Sep 3, 20209

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseRamanujan’s Early Work on Continued Fractions“I had never seen anything in the least like [it] before” — G.H. HardyAug 2, 20203Aug 2, 20203

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseThe Martians of Budapest“There is a rumor in America that there are two intelligent races on Earth: Humans and Hungarians” — Isaac AsimovJul 24, 20204Jul 24, 20204

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseCantor’s Diagonal Argument“Diagonalization seems to show that there is an inexhaustibility phenomenon for definability similar to that for provability” — Franzén…Jul 6, 20201Jul 6, 20201