# The Last Superstition: Reasoning With Aquinas

Chapter 3: Aquinasâ€™s logical reasoning Eventually, Feser settles down to tell us a bit about Aquinas. In particular, his method of reasoning: What Aquinas is doing can be understood by comparison with the sort of reasoning familiar from geometry and mathematics in general. Take the Pythagorean theorem, for example. Once you understand the axiomatic method,… Continue reading The Last Superstition: Reasoning With Aquinas

Hacking

# A Couple of Shell Quickies

Since I got asked several sh-related questions, I might as well get a post out of them. One person asks: I’m writing a portable shell script to download a file from the web, and then compare it to a locally-stored version of the same file, using diff. My first version of the script used mktemp… Continue reading A Couple of Shell Quickies

Math

# Answer to the Saturday Puzzle

On Saturday, I gave the following puzzle: Can you make the following equation correct by moving just one number?: 45 – 46 = 1 Answer below the jump.

Math

# Saturday Puzzle

I love Richard Wiseman’s Friday Puzzles. So as a tribute of sorts to this one, here’s one of my own: Can you make the following equation correct by moving just one number?: 45 – 46 = 1 I’ll post the answer on Monday.