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December 4, 2011

The parable of the three builders

by Neil Rickert

Once upon a time, there were three builders.  Each of the builders purchased a large parcel of land, intending to subdivide that parcel into smaller lots on which to build houses.

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December 4, 2011

“Mathematics and Scientific Representation” – a non-review

by Neil Rickert

In this post, I will discuss part of the forthcoming book “Mathematics and Scientific Representation” by Christopher Pincock.  The book is scheduled to be published on Jan 13, 2012.

I am calling this a “non-review” for several reasons.  Most obviously, the book is not out yet and I have not seen it.  I am limited to what is available for previewing online (see the link above).  I have access up through page 26 of what is listed as a 352 page book.  I can see the table of contents and the introductory chapter, but little else.  It would not be fair to claim to review the book based on so little of it.

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