Welcome To


The Alternatives



Email: martin@brainwaves.org.uk

BRAINWAVES is a one man think tank inaugurated by Martin Mosse in 1998.

Its primary aim is to foster the progressively disappearing art of Thinking, and to promote alternative approaches to some of the issues of today, in fields as diverse as economics, New Testament history, theology, philosophy and mathematical education.  (On the significance of the logo click here.)

MARTIN MOSSE was born in 1950 and holds degrees in classics (M.A., Oxon), Mathematics (B.Sc., Open), and theology (Ph.D., Wales). Having made his career doing operational research in the defence industry, his first book - his revised doctoral thesis, The

Photo of Martin Mosse

Three Gospels: New Testament History Introduced by the Synoptic Problem - was published by Paternoster in 2007.

His recently completed mathematical textbook, e, i & pi, described in report BW/003 can be downloaded from Section III below.

His other interests include photography, map postcards, family history, the poetry of Robert Browning, gardening, Freecycle and knots. He is married to Barbara, who is a priest and writes books, and until recently had a yellow Labrador called Frodo, who wasn't and didn't.

Martin is a member of www.academia.edu where some of his papers are also to be found.


The principal contents of this website are:

I.    Booklets and Leaflets

Items that have previously been issued as A5 booklets or leaflets.


II.   BRAINWAVES reports

Serious discussions of diverse topics in the BW/nnn series, as available.


III.   Books

Two Books written by Martin, one of which can be downloaded


IV.  Explorations

Grapplings along the way.


V.   Bipolarity.

Reflections arising from Martin's experience of bipolar disorder.


VI.  Quotations

Some of Martin's favourite quotations from other writers.

VII. Odds and Ends

Short and not very serious.

VIII. Favourite Websites

A Miscellany




In Section IV, ‘Why Pi is an Impostor’.  A postscript to ‘e, i & pi’ which proposes a radical alternative to pi as one of the great universal constants of mathematics.


In Section III, the text of ‘e, i & pi’ has been updated (December 2014) with short postscripts describing briefly the main conclusions reached in ‘Why Pi is an Impostor’.