Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou

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  • Although it is isn’t completely and always accurate and loyal to historical facts

    And that is why books/movies like this do more harm than good in the long run. And it is also why I get up on my soapbox and use terms like “scyenze” when describing cretins like this. It is beyond ironic that a non-fiction book, touting the hubristic title “Search for Truth”, would feel free to use, distort and discard facts as the authors see fit to fit whatever narrative they are trying to get across.

    If someone knowingly discards known historical fact, they have no business talking about truth as if they are the presenters of said truth.

    *gets off of soap box*

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    • I used to love mathematics, especially arithmetics before drifting right by it post-high school to go into social sciences and explore the minds of criminals hahaha But yes, this one is a nice entry-point for the curious minds. 😀

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  • I don’t know why but still after having read your review I am not convinced that mathematics are magical LOL

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  • Wow, this sounds really good. I’ve never imagined math could be magical. I mean, it makes my head spin but not in a nice way. Haha! Great review and cool exhibit, Lashaan! Always looking forward to your posts!

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    • Hahaahh it’s magical if you actually understand what’s said and manage to conclude the right answers using the proper logic behind it. 😛 Otherwise, forget it. It’s a mess. 😀 Thanks for reading, Camille! I truly appreciate and love hearing your thoughts on my posts. 😉

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  • Hmm… I’ll add this to my TBR. I like these kinds of nonfiction comics and it does sound interesting. If my library wasn’t still closed, I’d go get a copy now. I’m that curious about it. Debating purchasing it.

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  • As a STEM major who also loves art, this book coincides with one of my interests in life – the intersection between science and art. It sounds like this comic does a phenomenal job in converting abstract, philosophical questions into a more digestible form via art, which I love. I’ll have to check it out!

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    • And I think your background will definitely allow you to appreciate this a bit more than others then! 😀 I definitely enjoyed the reflections that it pushes upon you as it tries to recount this famous event in history! 😀 Thanks for reading, Aila! Always glad to hear your thoughts on my posts. 🙂

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  • It sounds so cool!! 😱 I really like this kind of educational comic books, it’s a great way to learn about something 😊 I had similar books when I was younger and I really liked them! Somehow, it reminds me of Persepolis! Gret review, Lashaan 😄

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    • Exactly! It’s a fun way to quickly learn a lot of things without picking up a full-novel or event searching Wikipedia. I guess the fact that it’s non-fiction led you to draw similarities with Persepolis hahaha Thanks for reading, Caroline! 😀

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  • I’d not heard of this one before. It sounds like an interesting idea. Honestly, I don’t know that I’d read it as I usually prefer reading the traditional non-fiction books on science and math. I do share the concerns about distortion of truth in non-fiction, as described by Bookstooge, though I don’t know nearly enough about these specific people or their work to label them quite that way. If it’s written as historical fiction then no problem. But if it’s trying to portray itself as historical fact while actually being historical fiction, I think that’s a problem. Either way, though, I enjoyed the review.

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    • Thanks for reading, Todd! Indeed, you’ll probably gain much more from reaching a pure non-fiction novel on the subject than with this comic but if you’re looking for something less traditional, that offers an original tale that tries to capture other themes (e.g. madness, beliefs, etc.), then this non-fiction graphic novel serves as a great entry point for the subject matter. I usually don’t have an issue with how it represents facts because I would never use this as my sole reference and would look into other sources to better understand and grasp historical facts. Hopefully people who do pick this up will know that it isn’t meant to be the Bible of the quest for foundations in mathematics hahaha

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      • And hopefully this sort of media will attract folks who might have otherwise never approached these topics. And who knows, they might actually gain an appreciation for, and in some cases maybe an enjoyment of these topics and choose to explore further. If so then this comic will have done a great thing. And guess what? If someone reading your review becomes one of those folks, then YOU will have done a great thing. 🙂

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  • Niice, this sounds super interesting! I do really like maths (despite the field that I’m now working in), especially when it becomes super abstract, so I have the feeling that I would like this comic book 😊 But I have to say that the title really sounds like an Asterix character 😂

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    • It doesn’t go deep into the mathematics but looks into ideas, philosophies, and whatnot, so it’s totally accessible for anyone. Definitely worth checking out if you’re even a little curious by it all! Hahahaha it could’ve totally been one indeed! 😛 Thanks for reading, Juliette! 😀

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