Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Still more reasons to read Scott McLemee!

The start of a recent Inside Higher Ed column:
As a kid, my favorite book in the world was E.T. Bell’s Men of Mathematics (1937). I must have read it dozens of times by the age of 14. One afternoon, coming home from the library, I could not resist opening the book to a particularly interesting chapter — and so ended up walking into a parked bus.

A nice rejoinder

Somehow this tickled me, as I was reading Seth Stevenson's retort to imaginary interlocutors about how long baseball competitions should be:
These people ... have a point. But they should also shove it.