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E.O. Wilson Is Wrong About Math and Science

E.O. Wilson Is Wrong About Math and Science | Mathemagical! | Scoop.it
E.O. Wilson is an eminent Harvard biologist and best-selling author. I salute him for his accomplishments.
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"One of the key functions of mathematics is the ordering of information. With the advent of the 3-D printing and other new technology, the reality we are used to is undergoing a radical transformation: Everything will migrate from the layer of physical reality to the layer of information and data. We will soon be able to convert information into matter on demand by using 3-D printers just as easily as we now convert a PDF file into a book or an MP3 file into a piece of music. In this brave new world, math will be king: It will be used to organize and order information and facilitate the conversion of information into matter."

 I understand Wilson's point.  Careful observation and meticulous records are great things.  His book on ants is a monument to how far they can take you.  

Biology itself, however, shows that not only math, but programming skills are essential to a modern scientific career.   Given a choice between a small set of high quality observations and a massive set of poor quality observations, scientists opt for the latter every time.   The statistical methods pan gold we'd never see with with old-school observation or theory.   
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Wolfram|Alpha Blog : Shopping Goes Geek with Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha Blog : Shopping Goes Geek with Wolfram|Alpha | Mathemagical! | Scoop.it
Access data on over 35,000 appliances and electronics. Search a specific product or category. Find dimensions, price, characteristics. Compare products. Search by specific attributes.
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About Trendy

About Trendy | Mathemagical! | Scoop.it
File exchange, MATLAB Answers, newsgroup access, Links, and Blogs for the MATLAB & Simulink user community
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Dimensions: go watch! now!

Dimensions: go watch! now! | Mathemagical! | Scoop.it
I finally got around to watching the Dimensions videos, which I mentioned once before. They are super cool and will be sure to blow your mind! They start by explaining some simple tools (stereograp...
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Wolfram|Alpha Blog : A Big Change Is Coming — Wolfram|Alpha to See Dramatic Functionality Enhancements

Wolfram|Alpha Blog : A Big Change Is Coming — Wolfram|Alpha to See Dramatic Functionality Enhancements | Mathemagical! | Scoop.it
Personalize your interaction with Wolfram|Alpha in ways that only our combination of algorithms, presentation tools, and data representation could make possible.
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Fun with math: Dividing one by 998001 yields a surprising result

Fun with math: Dividing one by 998001 yields a surprising result | Mathemagical! | Scoop.it
There’s all sorts of magic to be had with numbers, and many mathematicians have made entire careers in finding these little tricks that are mostly useless, but fun anyway. Unfortunately, a lot of...
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