using beans to measure volumes

Mathematics as Art?

Some of you may greet my question with a scoffing attitude, remembering how callow legislatures made tomato paste a vegetable, such that nutritional guidelines could be met with pizza. An obesity epidemic soon followed, with soaring rates of diabetes, not that pizza was in any way a sole cause.

If that critique resonates, then you may be one of those who suspects “fluff” has been injected, in a corner-cutting way, to remove all…



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