Welcome to this personal math, science & philosophy blog

Welcome, dear reader, to this personal blog. Don’t expect too much though…I’m still considering the pros and contras of devoting a blog to math, and science and philosophy in general. On the other hand, I’ve lately been entertaining a number of questions and thoughts which seem to find no other natural habitat for sharing.

So there you have the blog’s characterization already: a broad scope and no specific goals, only I would be most pleased if some of what is written here would lead you to scratch your head and start wondering.

My background in math will probably lead to an accent on foundations and constructive mathematics, but I’ve been known to ramble on any semi-scientific subject, and even on decidedly non-scientific subjects, you are now forewarned ;-). Also, this blog is intended to be personal, free, error-prone and very informal. You are welcome of course to react, and friendly comments may be as critical as you like. I will however maintain a certain minimal on-topic level, but considering the haphazard DNA of the blog itself, this level should never be a problem.

I usually value highly certain ways of communicating, such as courteousness, friendly exchange, respectful phrasing etc. This has to do with respect on the human level. On the other hand I am also often quite critical of certain subjects, and it seems a pity to put such criticism on too tight a leash just because criticism is often perceived to be disrespectful. In my own experience, I have learned most from people who voice their views clearly, without beating around the bush. Therefore I will try to choose clarity over social acceptability, if such a choice happens to come along.

Let’s see first however if even the next post will come along…



About fwaaldijk

mathematician (foundations & topology in constructive mathematics) and visual artist
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