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…4 min read·Sep 26, 2023--2--2

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’:·3 min read·May 4, 2022--4--4

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseEric Weinstein’s Sour Grapes“We are now gods, but for the wisdom.”·15 min read·Nov 21, 2021--6--6

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…·9 min read·Mar 26, 2021--1--1

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…·8 min read·Dec 18, 2020--7--7

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseThe Lacking Wisdom of CrowdsImplications of Condorcet’s jury theorem7 min read·Sep 18, 2020--3--3

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…·23 min read·Sep 3, 2020--9--9

Jørgen VeisdalinCantor’s ParadiseRamanujan’s Early Work on Continued Fractions“I had never seen anything in the least like [it] before” — G.H. Hardy·12 min read·Aug 2, 2020--3--3

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 Asimov·22 min read·Jul 24, 2020--4--4

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…·12 min read·Jul 6, 2020--1--1