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John Allen Paulos

John Allen PaulosBorn: 4-Jul-1945
Birthplace: Denver, CO

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Innumeracy

Wife: (two children)

    High School: Milwaukee, WI
    University: BS Mathematics, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1967)
    University: MS, University of Washington (1968)
    University: PhD Mathematics, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1974)
    Professor: Temple University (1973-)
    Professor: Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Columbia University

    The Guardian Columnist
    Philadelphia Daily News Editorial Board Member (former)
    Discover Columnist
    Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellow
    Peace Corps 1970
    Greek Ancestry

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Author of books:
Mathematics & Humor: A Study of the Logic of Humor (1980)
I Think Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of Philosophy (1985)
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988)
Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man (1991)
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)
Once Upon a Number: The Hidden Mathematical Logic of Stories (1998)
A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market (2003)
Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up (2007)

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