One of the things about complexity/chaos theory is that prediction submits to very specific limits, in the sense that with anything but a VERY simple system, we must give up the potential for long-term predictive certainty. This is because very small differences can lead towards extremely large differences later down the line, and we...
I have this feeling that appeals to functional equivalence (or even similarity) are somehow, well, disrespectful, or at least intrinsically misleading. Functional appeals 'work' because they abstract very specific relations from an otherwise fully real and completely embedded situation, and show how regardless of how those relations come about, if they do, then for the purposes of...
WARNING: PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY MAY PUT HOLES IN YOUR BRAIN. YOUR MIND MIGHT LEAK OUT - IF YOU WANT YOUR MIND IN YOUR BRAIN STOP READING NOW. Okay, here is a geometric exercise that I find very interesting (for some context about WHY it is interesting, look here). It is, however, more complicated than the previous one...
I'd like to make a contribution with regards to circularity/linearity, from a geometrical standpoint. If you don't like geometry, stop reading, or better yet, read with increased intensity. The polarity between circle/line is one that is fundamental to many geometries - they are taken to be quite different logical entities. Primarily this arises because of...
Wow - wandering through Powell's books just turned up this gem - perfect for me! It's a book with an alchemical basis (the chapters are organized by the seven basic alchemical processes), exploring philosophy, science, history, and consciousness... but what's even better is that the book is very visual and creative. It includes seven paper...
After working on this thesis for, well, let's face it, WAY too long, I am finally DONE. It's actually kind of hard to believe, and I'm pretty sure that my wife was thinking that this day wouldn't actually arrive. I should have made a bet. Basically what this means is that in the next... um,...