Archive for March, 2010

What controversy?

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Recently, someone who had invited me for a talk, wanted a bio, and sent in a short bio, evidently taken from the Wikipedia, which says

“Much of Raju’s beliefs have been highly controversial, especially his claims that the philosophies that underlie subjects like time and mathematics are rooted in the theocratic needs of the Roman Catholic Church.”

However, to go by the published reviews  (and that is what a Wikipedist is supposed to go by), my books have been critically acclaimed in 9 out of 10 published reviews. Some reviews with sources are listed at amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0039IC97. There are numerous other favourable referee reports and unpublished opinions.

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Penang without limits

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

A more detailed account of calculus without limits for those with a background in formal maths is here in this series of six presentations at the maths department of the Universiti Sains Malaysia in early Feb.

Got a little time off only on my last day in Penang, when I visited the charming snake temple. Saw a huge python, the monocular cobra, king cobra, and pit vipers, all on the loose.

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