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PBS' Idea Channel has been running a series on the top ten unanswered scientific questions of all time; one of them turns out to be "Is Math a Feature of the Universe or a Feature of Human Creation?" An 8-minute segment on the topic, narrated by the Idea Channel host, Mike Rugnetta, was posted on June 3, 2013. The style is breathless; in fact most pauses between sentences have been edited out. Images, often posted for less than a second, flash on and off beside Rugnetta's head to illustrate the words he's using, or to provide a droll commentary (including, but not limited to, LOL cats). In short, extremely up-to-date. The series is clearly aimed at bringing an intellectually sound discussion of ideas to the generation raised on Sesame Street, Monty Python and the Electric Company. With regard to whether mathematics exists or not, the discussion is really more philosophical than mathematical. It might have been enriched by a discussion of some of what we consider intrinsic phenomena, prime numbers for example, instead of focussing as it does on $5+5=10$ .
This started as a way to express the admins' love of calculus and math in general. As result, this has turned into a gathering place for math-based humor and weekly challenges.
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