How Not to Be Wrong Is Right On

Bravo to On Wisconsin for the splendid coverage of UW mathematics Professor Jordan Ellenberg and his new book How Not to Be Wrong [“Thinking inside the Box,” Summer 2014]. In an age when even our college-educated citizens struggle with the seemingly simple concepts of economic free lunches and the differences between scientific theories and scientific laws, Ellenberg’s objective approach to prudent decision-making proved a refreshing read.

Good luck, Professor Ellenberg. We wish you well as you continue to shine your Diogenes-like mathematics lamp into a world now filled with innumeracy darkness. Good stuff!

Patrick Gould PhD’06
Middleton, Wisconsin

Published in the Fall 2014 issue

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