Posts Tagged: desultory math

The brain, while swimming

Desultory math again, and the results seemed so weird in my head that I worked it out in a spreadsheet. I thought that if parents keep trying for a boy, it will result in a great surplus of girls (or vice versa). But I was wrong! Let’s assume a spherical-cow society: all parent couples consist

Read on »

Some desultory logic

(Or: what my brain does while my body swims.) I have a pack of cards with letters on one side and numbers on the other. I lay out four of them on the table, like this: E 6 J 11 I tell you “Each card with an even number has a vowel on the other

Read on »