"Proofiness": Fibbing with Numbers

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"Proofiness": Fibbing with Numbers

Post by brian » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:15 pm

Sept 19, 2010: A new book by Chrales Seife is called "Proofiness - The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception". Like its' cousin, "Truthiness", made popular by Stephen Colbert and the Word of the Year in 2005, "Proofiness" is the numerical cousin defined as
  • “the art of using bogus mathematical arguments to prove something that you know in your heart is true — even when it’s not.”
See the NY Times Book Review for more information.
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