# Martin Gardner

### From Conservapedia

**Martin Gardner** (1914-2010) was a popular science and math writer. Among his other accomplishments, he was well known for having written *Mathematical Games*, a column in Scientific American. In his regular columns, Gardner introduced the general public to John Conway's Game of Life, Flexagons and other topics. Gardner also wrote on a variety of non-mathematical topics. His books include *Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science* one of the most popular books ever written about scientific skepticism, and *The Flight of Peter Fromm*, a work of fiction about a young man wrestling with his Protestant upbringing. Gardner identified as a non-Christian theist.

## Quotes

- The realization that the world by itself contains no signs - that there is no connection whatever between things and their names except by way of a mind that finds the tags useful - is by no means a trivial philosophic insight.
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