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21/10/1914 Author of mathematical games is born

American science writer and magician Martin Gardner did not formally study mathematics or science. But he wrote Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for 25 years. He published many popular science books. His other interests were literature, especially the writing of Lewis Carroll, and magic and illusion.


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  • Biography 

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  • Mathematical Games column 

  • Pseudoscience and skepticism 

  • Magic 

  • Theism and religion 

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  • Novels and short stories 

  • Word play 

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  • Philosophy of mathematics 

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  • Gathering 4 Gardner 

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