In this sequel, Adam Schroeder argues that despite its pristine appearance in textbooks and the classroom, mathematics is a human endeavour, often stimulated by debate and controversy. He suggests that the critique of Isaac Newton’s work on differential calculus by the 18th century Irish philosopher, Bishop George Berkley, triggered the search for more formal methods in the foundations of differential calculus.
A poem by Hiraeth (Pseudonym)
Aishwarya Viswamitra is a student in India who writes about the frustrations she, and many other scientists, are experiencing about the public’s blind following of popular news, that has not been scientifically proven. She highlights the dangers for the public and urges scientific and educational institutions to make their information more user friendly for the public. Her piece is specifically written with Indian communities in mind but is relevant from a global perspective.
Laurent Neveu-Marques explores what the Covid-19 pandemic can teach us about humanities development, and where we need to focus our efforts in future.