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Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

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http://www.mathmutation.com
Description
Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2015-11-29 18:55
last episode published
2017-08-28 17:55
publication frequency
16.56 days
Contributors
Erik Seligman author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
234
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Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
28.08.2017

Math Mutation 233: A Totalitarian Theorem

How the Pythagorean Theorem influenced Hobbes' Leviathan. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
26.07.2017

Math Mutation 232: Overcooked Bacon

Is there merit to the "Six Degrees of Separation" concept? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
26.06.2017

Math Mutation 231: A New Dimension in Housing

Buckminster Fuller's first four-dimensional house. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
26.05.2017

Math Mutation 230: Just Say The Dog Ate It

Should professors assign famous unsolved problems as homework? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
26.03.2017

Math Mutation 229: When Numbers Change

If you test a conjecture with values up to 60 digits, can you assume it will be true forever? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
19.02.2017

Math Mutation 228: So Easy It's Hard

Exploring the "Collatz Conjecture", which is simple enough to explain to a child, but has yet to be proven. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
29.01.2017

Math Mutation 227: Heads In The Clouds

Gulliver's lesser known voyage to Laputa, which satirized out-of-touch mathematicians. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
29.12.2016

Math Mutation 226: See You Next Year

If a friend wants to meet "a year from Monday", when exactly is that? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
29.11.2016

Math Mutation 225: A Crazy Kind of Computer

How stochastic computing cleverly utilizes the laws of probability. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
31.10.2016

Math Mutation 224: Did America Fail a Math Test?

Did the Third Pound Burger fail because people thought it was too small? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
26.09.2016

Math Mutation 223: Think With Both Your Brains

Harness the power of your "R-mode" for problem solving. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
22.08.2016

Math Mutation 222: Fractal Expressionism

Are abstract expressionist paintings really fractals? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
30.06.2016

Math Mutation 221: The Trouble With Glass Beads

Are modern physicists just playing a "glass bead game"? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
29.05.2016

Math Mutation 220: Cognitive BSes

Are the "Cognitive Biases" reallly flaws in the human mind? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
27.03.2016

Math Mutation 218: Itching for the I Ching

John Cage's music and the mathematics of the I Ching. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
27.03.2016

Math Mutation 219: A Portal to the Past

Can you travel in time using the International Dateline? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
24.02.2016

Math Mutation 217: The Oxford Calculators

Discussing a lesser-known group of 14th-century philosophers who laid the foundations for Galileo. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
2.02.2016

Math Mutation 216: Bowie Meets Escher

David Bowie was once in a live Escher lithograph. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
23.12.2015

Math Mutation 215: It's Not A Conspiracy

Could someone invent a device that alters the laws of probability? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
29.11.2015

Math Mutation 214: In Search of the Ultimate Math Game

Are there any good educational math games out for smartphones/tablets? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
25.10.2015

Math Mutation 213 Proof of the Fourth Dimension

Did Rudolf Steiner prove our minds are four-dimensional 100 years ago? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
27.09.2015

Math Mutation 212 De-Abstracting Your Life

How to fight stereotypes and prejudice using indexing and dating (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
30.08.2015

Math Mutation 211 Saving A Few Million Years

I shamelessly plug my new Formal Verification book. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
26.07.2015

Math Mutation 210 Two Plus Two Equals Five

Is it ever valid to claim that 2+2=5? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
21.06.2015

Math Mutation 209 Wheels That Aren't Round

The surprising properties of non-circular curves of constant width. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
24.05.2015

Math Mutation 208 Your Kids Are Smarter Than You

The Flynn Effect shows that our collective IQ is increasing with each generation. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
12.04.2015

Math Mutation 207 Answering All Possible Questions

A 13th century monk shows us how to discover all life's answers thru combinatorics. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
22.03.2015

Math Mutation 206 Deceptive Digits

Do the random processes of the universe prefer some digits over others? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
1.03.2015

Math Mutation 205 The Converse of a CEO

Seeking success advice from the successful exposes a mathematical fallacy. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
18.01.2015

Math Mutation 204 What Happened to Grigori Perelman?

Update on the strange but brilliant genius who refused the Fields Medal. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
27.12.2014

Math Mutation 203 Big Numbers Upside Down

Understanding large numbers thru small probabilities. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
23.11.2014

Math Mutation 202 Psychochronometry

Why does time seem to pass faster as we age? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
23.10.2014

Math Mutation 201 A Heap Of Seagulls

Can removing a grain of sand from a heap make it a non-heap? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
28.09.2014

Math Mutation 200 Answering Common Listener Questions

We celebrate episode 200 by answering the questions about Math Mutation that have been eating away at your brain. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
24.08.2014

Math Mutation 199 Precaution or Paranoia?

Why does Nassim Nicholas Taleb want to ban GMOs? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
3.08.2014

Math Mutation 198 We're All Pasteurized

How Louis Pasteur discovered that molecules have handedness. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
6.07.2014

Math Mutation 197 Four Dimensional Greek Warships

After all the original members left, was the Velvet Underground still the same band? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
15.06.2014

Math Mutation 196 When 'Is' Isn't

How replacing English with E prime can make our language more logical and end human strife. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
18.05.2014

Math Mutation 195 Time-Reversed Worlds

Are there solar systems out there where time runs backwards? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
13.04.2014

Math Mutation 194 Voyages Through Animalspace

Thinking of evolution as a journey through a multidimensional space. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
23.03.2014

Math Mutation 193 Nonrandom Randomness

Ipod music shuffling and the Birthday Paradox. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
23.02.2014

Math Mutation 192 A Logical Language

Can we replace English with something more mathematically sound? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
2.02.2014

Math Mutation 191 Liking The Lottery

Is a government lottery really a tax on stupidity? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
28.12.2013

Math Mutation 190 Loving Only Numbers

The strange life of Paul Erdos. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
8.12.2013

Math Mutation 189 Squaring The Circle

Why can't we square the circle? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
11.11.2013

Math Mutation 188 Democracy Doesn't Work

Proof that no election is fair. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
13.10.2013

Math Mutation 187 Escher Made Real

3-D models of impossible Escher objects. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
22.09.2013

Math Mutation 186 Not Quite Infinity

A number so big that writing it down would fill up the known universe. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
27.08.2013

Math Mutation 185 The Gullible Ratio

Is the golden ratio phi as important as people claim? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author
28.07.2013

Math Mutation 184 Infinity Times Infinity

Does it make any sense to add and multiply infinities? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)
Erik Seligman author