The amazing science podcast, Radiolab, recently did a show titled “Worth.” Andrew Stadel, over at Divisble by 3, blogged about some math problems this podcast made him think of. The podcast didn’t necessarily make me think about math problems, instead it made me consider reasoning about value and quantity. More specifically, is everything quantifiable?
Google defines “quantify” in this way:
Which makes me wonder can everything be expressed or measured in a quantity? Can everything be quantified?
Radiolab gives three instances in which things are given a dollar amount that would not normally be thought of in this way. It gives worth to things that are normally thought of as “priceless.”
Does everything have a price?