Archive for August, 2011

Goodbye Euclid!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

This talk announced below was to have been webcast live.
Goodbye Euclid banner

Anyway, the video is now online at the USM website at
http://www.usm.my/index.php/en/about-usm/usm-videos/video-on-demand.html

My version is at

http://ckraju.net/videos/videos.html

There are no subtitles so I should perhaps explain that the persons on the dais are (from left to right) Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Razak, VC, USM, CKR, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Malaysia, S. M. Mohammed Idris, Chairman, Citizens International, and Prof. Ahmad Shukri, Deputy VC, USM.

Don’t miss out the prize I have offered of RM 10,000 (about USD 3300) for reliable primary evidence on Euclid (with the caveats attached).

The long comment (about Needham) was very strange, and I did not want to be rude. But, on second thoughts, that is what I should have done, and that is what I should do in future.

Of course Needham studied the scientific revolution, and not the industrial revolution. The questioner was afraid to use the right term, since I have already shown that the Copernican revolution and the Newtonian revolution are bogus. (more…)

Math made easy

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Why is math difficult? The new answer is: because post-Crusade Christian theology got mixed with it. So, the way to make math easy is to eliminate the theology in it. Here is an article on it, for the layperson, from The New Strait Times, 24 July 2011 (click an image to enlarge).

New Strait Times: Math made easy

New Strait Times: Mathematics? No Prolem!

Of course, this requires us to throw off the Western yoke: to reimagine the university and escape the clutches of colonisation as explained in this earlier article in the New Strait Times, 17 July 2011.
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