Physicist: “I used to suck at math. Like really, really, suck.”

A new post has been long overdue, but I managed to stumble upon a very nice and helpful physicist. I first heard him speak during a livestreamed debate between him and a pseudo-scientist. His cogent and impressive debating skill impressed me enough to contact him and ask for pointers on improving in discourse. While I … More Physicist: “I used to suck at math. Like really, really, suck.”

Improve yourself by 3778% in one year?

Approximately one year ago I read something about the effects of improving 1% daily. Initially, the improvements might not be apparent, but compounded over time, the differences are huge compared to not improving at all or declining. Let’s check the math on that. Contemplate these (rounded) numbers: 1% daily improvement for 1 year: 1.01365 = 37.7834 → 3778.34% improvement. … More Improve yourself by 3778% in one year?

Develop your mental RAM and(!) study linear algebra for $0.

Great times we live in to study a wide range of subjects for free. This time I will not talk about Khan Academy, but lem.ma instead. Meet Pavel Grinfeld, a mathematics professor who kindly uploaded 24.4GB of linear algebra videos on YouTube which you can straight out call private high class lectures if you watch … More Develop your mental RAM and(!) study linear algebra for $0.

Clickbait: bad memory; a good thing!

Once I thought my list of science underdogs was finished, another one pops up. Meet Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering. “I fell off the math bandwagon and flunked my way through elementary, middle, and high school math and science. Now I’m a professor of engineering.” –Barbara Oakley I’m excited to say that a ‘you-can-grow-your-brain thinking’ is … More Clickbait: bad memory; a good thing!