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I am a perpetual student of the sciences and mathematics and spend most of my time at Cafe Pamplona. I occasionally teach other subjects at local schools, and so math/science is more like an obsessive hobby than my official subject. Certain people look down their noses upon local institutions, but they will here be vanquished. However, the views in this blog do not represent any of the institutions I have worked for. I am inspired especially by coming from a family with ancestors who were influential in science, especially physics.
Science and Math Defeated (SMD) is dedicated to the critical exploration of contemporary science and mathematics. Following in the tradition of the real Enlightenment, I engage in truth-telling where scholarship has been lacking. While the views expressed here are not always in accord with mainstream academia, the views are nevertheless correct.
If you want to know my influences, please note the links on the main page. But in terms of mathematicians and scientists in particular, I would say that my biggest influences and heroes are Richard Dawkins, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bill Dembski, Renes Descartes, Buckminster Fuller, Lyndon LaRouche, and David Berlinski. That gives a pretty good smattering.
People persistently ask me about the subtitle of SMD – Felis sum et ad furandum veni. I can’t count on one hand how many times I’ve been asked this. But frankly I am not interested in doing other people’s homework. Some idiots at the Thorn Tree Travel Forum couldn’t for all their geekiness figure it out. Yet, a punk Undergrad I challenged translated it in roughly three seconds. Just goes to show you. So, if you want to know what the subtitle means, get any standard Latin dictionary, any standard grammar, or ask a scholar, and figure it out.