Order And Surprise

Order And Surprise
by Martin Gardner / / / DjVu


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Table of Contents Preface 9 Part One 1 The Strange Case of Robert Maynard Hutchins 13 2 Art, Propaganda, and Propaganda Art 29 3 Sidney Sime of Worplesdon 47 4 Order and Surprise 57 5 Mathematics and the Folkways 68 6 Mr. Smith Goes to Tulsa 81 7 Beyond Cultural Relativism 86 8 H. G. Wells: "Premature" Anti-Communist 98 9 Is Nature Ambidextrous? 103 10 The Royal Historian of Oz 115 11 Librarians in Oz 138 12 Why Librarians Dislike Oz 142 13 When You Were a Tadpole and x Was a Fish 147 14 Logic Paradoxes 157 15 Carroll versus Baum 164 16 Santa Claus 169 17 Speak Roughly 173 18 Kickshaws: A Miscellany of Word Play 188 19 Quantum Weirdness 195 20 The Curious Case of Paul Feyerabend 205 21 CSICOP: Who and Why? 211 Part Two 1 Maritain Looks at Jews 219 2 Kafka: Problem and Prayer 221 3 Thomas Wolfe and the Unfound Door 225 4 Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four 228 5 Can God Be Proved? 232 6 A Failed God and the Vital Center 234 7 The Culturology of Leslie White 238 8 Relativity and Truth 243 9 Einstein as Philosopher 245 10 Hans Reichenbach 247 11 The Spoor of Spooks 249 12 Fermat's Last Theorem 251 13 Mathematical Magpie 254 14 Computers and Cybernetics 255 15 Up from Adam 259 16 How About a Little Game? 263 17 Numbers and Their Symbols 266 18 Gregory's Intelligent Eye 269 19 Off to Gloss the Wizard 272 20 Can a Computer Become a Person? 277 21 Lewis Carroll's Semiotics 280 22 The Red Bugaboo 284 23 The Magic of Lewis Carroll 289 24 So-called Books for Children 292 25 The Popperism of Sir Karl 295 26 The Adventures of Stanislaw Ulam 298 27 Updike Going Down 305 28 The First Three Minutes 313 29 The Tao Is Silent 320 30 People Shapers 323 31 The Glory of Everything 326 32 Hello and Goodbye 328 33 Keeping up with Einstein 336 34 How Not to Talk About Mathematics 339 35 Eureka! 352 36 The Bible and God's Numerology 355 37 Life and Rubik's Cube 358 38 Colin Wilson Prowls Again 361 39 The Gribbin Effect 365 40 The Power and the Gory 369 41 The Case Against Creationism 372 42 Eysenck's Folly 375 43 The Sting 378 44 How Well Can Animals Converse? 380 Index 391

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