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Wry Swiss cartoon on Higgs boson ‘god particle’

Currently I am just outside of Zurich, and the big news out of Switzerland at the moment is of course about two significant discoveries. One is the discovery of polonium … Continue reading

6 July, 2012 · 1 Comment

On crochet, coral and hyperbolic geometry

I love the interweaving of complex mathematical models of space with ‘feminine domestic handicraft’ here, as well as the idea of a playtank and bringing mathematics into the minds and … Continue reading

6 February, 2010 · 8 Comments

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

The Real Iran

With thanks to No War South Australia for producing, and to Forever Under Construction for forwarding this. I first linked to this file of globally renowned figures with an Iranian … Continue reading

4 May, 2007 · Leave a comment

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"