Flash! Martin Gardner, noted Skeptic and literary annotator, reported dead

Flash! Martin Gardner, noted Skeptic and literary annotator, reported dead

Martin Gardner was a mathematician, but I think of him most for his Fringe Watcher works and for his annotation of literary classics.

It may surprise casual readers that I would like and list someone who was a Skeptic about paranormal happenings, but I do not advocate for or against them.  He was a good writer, and that’s important.

I got the most joy, though, from books like his annotated Alice in Wonderland.  These were marvelous works of scholarship, providing the background to well-known works.

We will miss his perspective and wit.

Guardian article

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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