Monthly Archives: October 2015

High abstraction requires lots of words

I’m of the opinion that high-level definitions ought to be as short as possible. A two-word definition is the best possible case. For example, cranequinier = “mounted crossbowman” Now, we sometimes don’t know the highly specific vocab, and we often … Continue reading

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Three levels of mathematical reasoning

Well, I said I was going to take a one-week break from the internet, but I’m drinking now and that implies blogging, which is a contradiction. QED There are three levels of mathematical reasoning. The first is purely concerned with … Continue reading

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