Water, Water, Everywhere

Emmy Noether was a pure mathematician who can be credited with making Einstein’s Theory of Relativity understandable and applicable to physicists and mathematicians in the previous century. Eugenia Cheng, in the WSJ, provides a good introduction to the contributions made by this important scientist.

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Let’s see:

With one person the choice is Alive or Dead.

With two people they both might be Alive or they both might be Dead, but to make it more interesting, one might be Dead while the other still Lives (and vice versa).

With three people it starts to get complicated: Alive Alive Alive; Alive Alive Dead; Alive Dead Alive; Dead Aline Alive; Alive Dead Dead; Dead Alive Dead; Dead Dead Alive; Dead Dead Dead.

With 332 million people, 320 thousand Americans are Dead and the projected Life Expectancy in the country is being revised downward.

This is some insane clown’s definition of Winning?

Is This the Veeblefetzer?

I knew a young man who sobbed that he had nothing to contribute to the world: his entire life was a failure. A pat on the back and some sincere sounding sympathy got him talking about a wild drunken weekend he and his friends spent racing around the Pennsylvania outback, only to have their euphoria crushed when their old car bottomed out in the mountains, far from any mechanic or town of any size.

The engine was shot.

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