Scenario  The World has recently ended. So you won’t be reading this. Scenario  The End of the World has been greatly exaggerated. Thus you still have the opportunity to consider : ‘Corporeal remains : vulnerability, proximity and living-on after the end of the world’ Environment and planning A., 40 (2), 2008, pp. 423-445. […]
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The unexpected end of 2011 (an Ig Nobel tribute)
This year, 2011, is ending—unexpectedly—in December. To celebrate, we pay tribute to the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics. The prize was awarded to: Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982 [and whose book is pictured […]
Let’s go, Camping! How Harold does his math.
Harold Camping calculates that the world will end on Friday, October 21, 2011. Mr. Camping and several like-minded persons shared the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics, for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations. How does Harold Camping do math? He shares his secrets in his mathematics text book: The Perfect […]
Camping schedule for October: The Halting Problem
Ig Nobel Prize-winner Harold Camping repeats his prediction that the world will end on October 21, 2011. Mr. Camping is an expert in what mathematicians call The Halting Problem. He gives you this audio greeting [click to hear it]. His website says: Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those […]