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Our Lady, Queen of Undecidable Propositions (2016)
Hugh C Culik

A story that uses math as both a language and a metaphor for a poetic discussion of the human condition involving a Catholic priest.

Published in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 6 Issue 2 (July 2016), pages 230-240.

Contributed by Anonymous

The math in this story is questionable, at best.

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Mathematical Content:
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Literary Quality:
2/5 (3 votes)

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