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The Colour of Infinity: Arthur C. Clarke on Fractals

Many people know of Arthur C. Clarke through his science work and his science fiction, especially 2001: A Space Odyssey. When I was but twelve or thirteen, I read another … Continue reading

13 July, 2007 · 6 Comments

Quantum spirituality trumps Newtonian politics

More wise musings from humorist Steve Bhaerman in his latest emailed dispatch: It’s time for us as a species to stop playing stupid and realize that undertruthing each religion is … Continue reading

1 April, 2007 · 9 Comments

Medieval Muslims made stunning math breakthrough

Sacred Geometry and Holy Numbers, Batman, the Al-Gebra movement really were gifted in Weapons of Maths Instruction. The intricate patterns and architectural wonders of Islamic architecture and art were not … Continue reading

27 February, 2007 · 4 Comments

The Passion of the Western Mind

A Norwegian friend and I living in Canberra a few years ago had fun filling up some rare idle time writing lists on a rainy day. Personal top tens such … Continue reading

13 November, 2006 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"