Permanence: Trusting the Beauty and Truth of Math

Intersecting Us by Dave Kester & Brian Rihner

Episode notes

In this podcast episode, the hosts discuss the concept of permanence, focusing on the Pythagorean Theorem as an eternal and underappreciated equation. They explore the beauty and truth embedded in the theorem and its various proofs throughout history, emphasizing its role as a reliable foothold in the world of mathematics. The hosts connect the permanence of mathematical truths to the broader theme of trust and explore its implications for understanding the world.