We are inundated with claims about the world. Are they true? Can a person be believed? How can an opinion or belief be turned into knowledge? But first, we need to explore some basics, many of which are introduced in elementary algebra and geometry classes.
Topics covered will include: the difference between building a house and flying a plane, why you should never lose a game of tic-tac-toe (井字游戏), what the ‘f’ in y = f(x) really means, what is a map, and why we must all agree no one is dreaming.