Mathematical maladies of the ‘new millennium’
Fooling most of the people most of the time
While re-reading Anthony Trollope’s Dr. Thorne for the third or fourth time, I came across a narrative which started a line of thinking that eventually led me to a surprising discovery.
The novel is set in the English countryside of the 1850s. The narrator who shows the almost omnipresent prescience you’d expect of a novel’s narrator also shows a…