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Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science
THE EXISTENCE OF COMBINATORIAL FORMULAE FOR CHARACTERISTIC CLASSES
Given a characteristic class on a locally ordered combinatorial manifold M there exists a cocycle which represents the class on M and is locally defined, i.e. its value on a E M depends only on the… Expand
The flight from science and reason
"Evidence of a flight from reason is as old as human record-keeping: the 'fact' of it certainly goes back an even longer way. Flight from science specifically, among the forms of rational inquiry,… Expand
The euler characteristic is the unique locally determined numerical homotopy invariant of finite complexes
- N. Levitt
- Mathematics, Computer Science
- Discret. Comput. Geom.
- 1 December 1992
If a numerical homotopy invariant of finite simplicial complexes has a local formula, then, up to multiplication by an obvious constant, the invariant is the Euler characteristic. Expand
Algebraic and geometric topology : proceedings of a conference held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA, July 6-13, 1983
Semifree finite groups actions on compact manifolds.- Torsion in L-groups.- Higher diagonal approximations and skeletons of K(?, l)'s.- Lectures on groups of homotopy spheres.- Some remarks on local… Expand
Prometheus Bedeviled: Science and the Contradictions of Contemporary Culture
- N. Levitt
- 1 June 1999
An analysis of the role science plays within American society, with suggestions for a better interchange between scientists and key US institutions. The author suggests that science, by virtue of its… Expand
Generalized Thom spectra and transversality for spherical fibrations
- N. Levitt
- 1 July 1970
1. A Poincaré duality space (abbreviated P.D. space) of dimension n ^ 0 is a finite complex M with the following property. Let M be embedded in S, k large, and let Rhea, regular neighborhood; then… Expand
Intrinsic transversality structures.
This paper introduces the notion of an intrinsic transversality structure on a Poincare duality space X". Such a space has an intrinsic transversality structure if the embedding of X" into its… Expand