## About

An author, philosopher, and mathematician who designed math puzzles and wrote treatises on religion and literature, he was also a popular columnist for both the Skeptical Inquirer and Scientific American. His noteworthy published works include Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science and The Ambidextrous Universe.

## Before Fame

He served for four years on a destroyer during World War II. Later, he studied at the University of Chicago and went on to write for the New York-based publication, Humpty Dumpty.

## Trivia

He wrote the highly popular Mathematical Games column for Scientific American magazine.

## Family Life

He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father was a petroleum geologist.

## Associated With

He was the foremost expert on Lewis Carroll, and he set out to explain the many mathematical riddles and puns in Alice in Wonderland.