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Recently while in a circle of friends and sipping on a glass of tea, the topic of conversation came around to what humanity’s most remarkable discovery was. Someone put forward the notion that it was the internet, and many others readily agreed with this claim. …


Students tend to hear one thing copiously, which is that “you can never divide a number by zero.” And once they enter high school, they hear the phrase “a number divided by zero yields an undefined result.” almost daily.

In the world of mathematics, every operation and its result has a very rational explanation because mathematics is built upon a foundation of very simple and essentially bulletproof principles. …


On a snowy day in London, as he was lying in bed and gazing at the ceiling, Sherlock Holmes’ mind was once again at work trying to crack yet another case. It wasn’t long before Dr. Watson came knocking at the door and described a most peculiar murder case to…


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The question of how mathematicians think is closely related to the question “How does a musician compose?” Similarly, this question is asked to learn how the creative process works. Those who are interested in computer science or especially artificial intelligence can give the correct answer to this question. A real…


The existential philosopher Merleau Ponty says, “Film is not thought, it is perceived.”

Many people see watching movies as a way to spend time. For example, someone who is down might want to watch a movie to cheer up, or a group of friends coming together might want to terrorize…


As humans, despite numerous things to fascinate us, we always become shocked when we meet someone who shares the same birthday as us. While this level of surprise may come across as understandable if you are one of two people in a given setting, it wouldn’t be so if you…


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It was a decade ago that I met Richard Feynman when I happened to be casually spending some time at a library. My reason for being there was to peacefully watch the rain behind the comfort of one of the library windows. The library was indeed a perfect location for…


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Have you ever seen a rainbow? Until recently, I had looked at many rainbows but had never truly seen a rainbow.

In his writings on faith and logic, religious scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi maintained that looking and seeing are two different things. In his book, Words, he says,

“The eye…


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From the day I learned Calculus, I noticed that I had become obsessed with learning how certain things worked. While it is fun to understand how certain things work, it is even more entertaining to learn about how something was discovered. Furthermore, it is most amusing to learn how something…


In his 1969 book, The Science of the Artificial, Herbert Simon defines design as “To design is to devise courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” To move away from the thing at hand to one chosen, the chosen one can’t simply be functional. It has…

Ali

Math Teacher. Content Curator. Soccer player. Maradona fan. Mostly write about the lectures I love to learn better. alikayaspor@gmail.com

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