## Coolifying Nerdiness

Recently, Tania Lombrozo of NPR encouraged readers to stop trying to make nerdiness cool, and I couldn't agree more. Coolifying nerdiness emphasizes a narrow subculture of science to the effect of alienating others who would be interested in entering scientific fields themselves. But one slight failing of her argument is ... More

## (See the Exercises)

From a single section of a single chapter of an actual textbook: ... it can easily be shown that the boundary of the specularity is defined by (see exercises) . Okay, fair enough. It is easily shown (see exercises) that the normal to a parametric surface ... Easy, my ass. ... More