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The word "apology" almost always means saying sorry, even to people who know the other meaning.

The author might consider the word "apologia", which does not obviously mean saying sorry and has the additional benefit of sounding Greek, stirring up memories of Socrates' famous defense at his trial. But again, there isn't even a defense in the author's post, just the promise of one forthcoming.

I was alluding to Hardy's book, "A Mathematician's Apology", not the ancient greek one. I've updated the title on HN as per your suggestion.

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