Author Archives: N.S. Palmer

About N.S. Palmer

N.S. Palmer is an American mathematician.

When It’s Good to be Bland and Boring

“If you’re in an area impacted by the Coronavirus, it’s essential that you listen to state and local authorities for guidance … I want to say ‘thank you’ to the American people. Thank you for your cooperation.” — Vice President … Continue reading

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Einstein Agrees with the Lone Ranger

Albert Einstein and the Lone Ranger agree: Get over yourself. Albert Einstein was one of the smartest people of the 20th century. His ideas revolutionized our understanding of space and time. They also contributed to the development of quantum mechanics. … Continue reading

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Show Up for the Future

The future belongs to the people who show up for it. It’s as simple as that. I can’t tell you what will happen with the Covid-19 virus. But I can tell you that fear is at least as deadly as … Continue reading

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The Weather Report on Coronavirus

A lot of media people are sounding the alarm about a new strain of coronavirus, a pneumonia-like illness. They’re warning everyone to stock up on groceries, buy face masks, and avoid going outside. To me, it seems like an over-reaction. … Continue reading

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Language Does Not Equal Reality

Every Saturday, my friend Jim Grey publishes a “recommended reading” list of interesting blogs from the previous week. Today’s list linked to an article about the benefits of speaking multiple languages. Jim explained: “I used to speak German very well. … Continue reading

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Somehow, We’ve Survived

For a couple thousand years, people have been trying to prove that God exists. None of those proofs are much good. They can only convince people who already want to believe in their conclusion. But maybe the best proof of … Continue reading

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A Science Experiment About Life

Science is basically about observing the world and trying to deduce its fundamental laws. It can get a little more complicated, but that’s the essential method. So let’s try a science experiment about life. It’s easy, it’s informative, and you … Continue reading

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