for details. James Randi also makes the announcement on his blog at
Martin Gardner played a key role in promoting mathematics education, through his numerous columns and books. He had an uncompromising attitude toward pseudoscience, he was critical of organized religion, and was regarded as a hard-core Platonist. Through his work, he promoted the thought process at all levels. Donald Knuth refers to the 15 volumes of collected Martin Gardner's columns from Scientific American as "the Canon".