Weekly links – February 12

Sometimes there are things that I think are interesting but I have nothing to say about them. I’m going to compile posts of links to go up weekly.

Peter Rowlett reminds us that mathematicians are people too, and asks who should be allowed to write popular history of mathematics.

Samuel Hansen interviews people behind the Museum of Mathematics. Opening in late 2012 at 11 East 26th Street, Manhattan, not far from the Museum of Sex at 27th and Fifth.

Laura McLay, what is the conditional probability of being struck by lightning?

Steve Lohr, New York Times, The Age of Big Data.

Samuel Arbesman, The diffusion of monasteries; also applies to Christianity as a whole (from Code and Culture).

A spaghetti monster (that does not fly), by Jos Leys.

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