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Discovered a blog with high quality essays on Science and Maths

October 9, 2012

Today HN had a top comment by lutusp (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4628709). His comment made me look up his profile and led to his blog. He is a former NASA engineer, and also a programmer, amongst many other things. He is in mid sixties and saw mentions of some Android app, apparently done by him on his blog(http://arachnoid.com). 

On his blog he had written on various subjects.  I quickly went on to Science and Maths section. And found some gems there. First I just glimpsed on a tutorial-article on calculus. Which I quickly found to be on the lines of my thinking on the subject. Only yesterday, I was describing Calculus to my elder son, while explaining him the concept of acceleration. Should mention that I was glad to find a person held in esteem by people, and a solid (in knowledge) sort of a guy, thought about a subject in the same way as I (actually I should have said this thing the other way round 🙂 )

Listing down three essays on Science that I liked, and they (hopefully) enriched my knowledge and improved my outlook on the respective topics: 

 

1) A great article on Evolution (http://arachnoid.com/evolution/index.html

2) A case study of a psycho lady, whose attitude was destroying the life of her family (http://arachnoid.com/psychology/aspergers.php#Case_History)

3) On why Psychology is not (yet) science (http://arachnoid.com/trouble_with_psychology/index.html). 

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