(Image by Rich Wenz)
I rarely post to issues of the Carnival of Mathematics from my blog, and I really don’t have a good reason for it. The 54th edition was released yesterday on Todd and Vishal’s blog here, and there are some interesting posts. First, I enjoyed the post and the comments on the Gödel’s ontological proof, which Wikipedia tells us “is a formalization of Saint Anselm’s ontological argument for God’s existence.” Secondly, there is a link to The Lebombo Bone, which may be the oldest mathematical artifact in the world. Good stuff. Check out the carnival itself for links to these posts.
I must admit that the contents of these carnivals I enjoy the most are ones that take an interesting piece of the math world and make it accessible to a wide reaching audience. Which, I suppose, is generally what I try to do on this blog. The hardcore math is also good, but I like the immediate mystery present in the more accessible posts. I suppose this is because the mystery drew me to math in the first place. Alas.