Colin Jones’ Essay on Circular Logics

I: Introduction Peter Kalkavage captures best what motivated the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus to overturn the ancient Greco-Roman astronomical model solidified by Ptolemy in his Almagest. Kalkavage writes: “[Ptolemy] is not setting out to ‘explain the world’ in the sense of getting at the true causes of motion and paths of the heavenly bodies. [...] …

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Felicia Good’s Essay on Conjugate Diameters in Conics

                     The Marriage of Growth and Certainty in Conjugate Diameters                      Mathematics are often adored for their straightforward, factual nature. While problems can be challenging, mathematical calculations provide a comfortable logic in which terms are defined and one can choose from a toolbox of operations to work towards a clear goal. The well-educated high school math …

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