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MarPRN: Vol. 3, Num. 1 | March 9, 2013
The Usual Unusuals
Our Special Moment in History is a time of mathematical aberrations in all
directions. It is now routine to see the highly unusual, whether in science,
technology, economics, politics, or international relations.
AugSTAT: Vol. 1, Num. 2 | August 5, 2011
Suddenly a Downgrade
Well, suddenly, here we are. I guess there's always a first time.
The credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor's, just (Friday at 8 PM) issued a credit rating downgrade for the United States, from AAA to AA+. (The other two ratings agencies, Moody's and Fitch, have not yet downgraded but have issued warnings.... read more »
JunPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 3 | June 16, 2011
A defining characteristic of our age is the unusual math. Today's unprecedented numbers and figures are matched with graphs increasingly exponential in nature--especially the hyper-exponential, purely vertical Profusion Curve. What makes this disconcerting is that plotting the math into the future leads to dysfunction ... read more »
MayPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 2 | May 18, 2011
The Lurching of History
When people talk about the future, I don't fear hyperbole as much as I fear complacency. Many exhausted people yawn, roll over, and hit the snooze alarm. "Life's always been crazy, and it always will be." Case closed. Discussion over.
AprPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 1 | April 26, 2011
Humanity today finds itself upon a launch pad of unprecedented challenge. It is a time of epic transition. The global experience has grown massive in scope and nearly incomprehensible in complexity. Mathematics has slipped its leash and was last seen going vertical. One editorialist remarked "I've lost track of the zeros... read more »
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