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September 21st, 2010
Episode 158 of 303 episodes
In her new book, The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help you Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, author and science blogger Jennifer Ouellette reminds us that our stubborn resistance to calculus is not entirely rational, and that we all do a little calulus every day whether we know it or not. This week on Skepticality Swoopy talks with Jennifer about how The Calculus Diariesseeks to inspire our math-phobic culture by explaining complex concepts using simple real world applications like theme park rides, shopping for real estate, and even fortune telling.