Great basketball players can be skilled in radically different ways. Is there only one way to be an excellent artist? Clearly not. I think ethics is similar. We shouldn’t expect two deeply moral to have, like, identical moral profiles. Two saints might be saintly in drastically different ways. I feel as if this might be useful to remember.
These are a few of my favorite links:
- Says I: People Actually Really Like Mathematics
- Emily Oster says: “it is probably not a good use of your time to think a lot about why your small child is having a tantrum.”
- I’m a sucker for punctuation humor: “Help! How Do I Fix the Question Mark Button on My KeyboardÉ”, see also Megan Amram.
- Reading: Utopia Avenue and Proof and the Art of Mathematics
- I really liked this geometry problem from NRich. Can you see the parallel lines? More NRich geometry here.
- PSA: Consider upgrading to KN95 masks until this pandemic subsides.
- Online textbook: How big are viruses?
- Ted Gioia says: “Guido of Arezzo, the monk who invented musical notation in the eleventh century received threats because his innovation jeopardized the careers of medieval musicians.” (tweet
- Music: Through My Sails, Neil Young
- [I only liked 9 things this week, you are invited to email me a 10th if have one.]