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John Allen Paulos

Geburtstag: 4. Juli 1945

John Allen Paulos ist Mathematikprofessor an der Temple University in Philadelphia. Er hat verschiedene allgemeinverständliche Bücher über Mathematik geschrieben, insbesondere über Zahlenanalphabetismus.

Paulos wuchs in Chicago und Milwaukee auf. Er promovierte in Mathematik an der University of Wisconsin. Seine akademische Arbeit umfasst hauptsächlich mathematische Logik und Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Wikipedia

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„There is no such thing as free lunch, and even if there were, there’d be no guarantee against indigestion.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 147)

„Any bit of nonsense can be computerized—astrology, biorhythms, the I Ching—but that doesn’t make the nonsense any more valid.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 3, “Pseudoscience” (p. 68)

„Bad things happen periodically, and they’re going to happen to somebody. Why not you?“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 4, “Whence Innumeracy?” (p. 110)

„There surely is something to these terms, but too often they’re the result of minds intent on discovering meaning where there is only probability.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 2, “Probability and Coincidence” (p. 62)

„If we’re not keenly aware of the choices we’re making, we’re not likely to work for better ones.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 176)

„To follow foolish precedents, and wink with both eyes, is easier than to think.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 3, “Pseudoscience” (p. 67; quoting William Cowper)

„Correlation and causation are two quite different words, and the innumerate are more prone to mistake them than most.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 159)

„I remember thinking of mathematics as a kind of omnipotent protector. You could prove things to people and they would have to believe you whether they liked you or not.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 4, “Whence Innumeracy?” (p. 99)

„There’s always enough random success to justify almost anything to someone who wants to believe.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Quelle: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 2, “Probability and Coincidence” (p. 44)

„The whole weight of science is the prima facie evidence against a miracle having occurred.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Part 2 “Four Subjective Arguments”, Chapter 5 “The Argument from Interventions (and Miracles, Prayers, and Witnesses)” (p. 88)
Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

„Confirmation of a person’s unreliable statement by another unreliable person makes the statement even less reliable.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Part 2 “Four Subjective Arguments”, Chapter 2 “The Argument from Prophecy (and the Bible Codes)” (p. 65)
Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

„Claiming that a holy book’s claims are undeniable because the book itself claims them to be is convincing only to the convinced.“

—  John Allen Paulos

Part 2 “Four Subjective Arguments”, Chapter 2 “The Argument from Prophecy (and the Bible Codes)” (p. 64)
Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

„Rigid distinctions between the deep and the shallow are generally themselves quite superficial.“

—  John Allen Paulos, buch A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Section 5, “Food , Book Reviews, Sports, Obituaries” Introduction (p. 169)
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)

„In general, any differences between two groups will always be greatly accentuated at the extremes.“

—  John Allen Paulos, buch A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Section 2, “Local, Social, and Business Issues” Chapter 11, “Company Charged with Ethnic Bias in Hiring” (p. 60)
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)

„You can only predict things after they’ve happened.“

—  John Allen Paulos, buch A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Section 1, “Politics, Economics, and the Nation” Introduction (p. 7; quoting Eugene Ionesco)
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)

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