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mathwonk
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Mar13-12, 10:54 PM
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I apologize for being one of the people who, by their error in solving her probability problem, helped give prominence to Ms. Vos Savant.

Unfortunately she has parlayed this incident into a notoriety that is mostly undeserved, at least in regard to mathematics, of which she is largely ignorant.

being smart, even really really smart, does not translate into understanding an old and complicated subject.

here is a review by a friend of mine of one of her almost worthless books on a mathematical topic of some interest.

http://www.dms.umontreal.ca/~andrew/PDF/VS.pdf