View Full Version : RIP Martin Gardner
05-23-2010, 07:12 PM
Alas. All-around good guy, and I loved his Scientific American column. His annotated Alice was quite good too.
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05-23-2010, 09:35 PM
Ach, damn...sorry to hear that. I just finished reading Did Adam And Eve Have Navels? a couple of weeks ago.
05-23-2010, 10:38 PM
I probably read and re-read his Aha! books roughly a million billion times in my early teens.
05-24-2010, 12:00 AM
Wow, he was still alive? I remember reading his mathematical puzzle books as a kid...
05-24-2010, 12:22 PM
95 years! He was an excellent debunker of pseudoscience and a good writer to boot. Rest in Peace.
05-24-2010, 12:51 PM
He had a great run. Good on him for making it to 95. I hope I do as well. He left the world a better and more brain-twisted place. I have read Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science more times than I can count. Zig-Zag-and-Swirl! The vegetarian cult! Fun with dowsers! He laid the groundwork for Randi and many others.
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