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Vladimir Nabokov is well known for his works – most prominently for Lolita, which I confess I have not read; and perhaps never will. This has nothing to do with Nabokov, but my growing penchant for reading non-fiction, rather than dallying into fiction. I do, however, like a good short story, and remember them quite …

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Mathematics as a subject has had a much longer and varied history than many other scientific disciplines. The reasons for this are numerous, but the major impetus was its usefulness in calculating assets and probably even taxes for old empires. However, the most important facet for its early history was that it was a thinking …

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