Category Archives: Deep Play

Process Fractal vs Geometry Fractals

Let proportion be found not only in numbers, but also in sounds, weights, times and positions, and whatever force there is.Leonardo Da Vinci The Mandelbrot set, seen here in an image generated by NOVA, epitomizes the fractal. Photo credit: © … Continue reading

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The Ganzfeld effect

The  Ganzfeld effect (from German for “complete field”) is a phenomenon of visual perception caused by staring at an undifferentiated and uniform field of color. The effect is described as the loss of vision as the brain cuts off the … Continue reading

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How Time Ages the Pyramids

Chanticleer – A Pleasure Garden Believing that something must be true about the world because you can’t imagine otherwise is, five hundred years into the Age of Science, not a recommended strategy for acquiring reliable knowledge. It goes back to … Continue reading

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David Deutsch: A new way to explain explanation

When you are told that carrots have human rights because they share half our genes — but not how gene percentages confer rights — wizard. When someone announces that the nature-nurture debate has been settled because there is evidence that … Continue reading

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TED Talk-Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman

I decided when I was asked to do this that what I really wanted to talk about was my friend Richard Feynman. I was one of the fortunate few that really did get to know him and enjoyed his presence. … Continue reading

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Intelligent Life in the Universe?

While Drake’s equation is a good basis for systematic investigations of signals from extraterrestrial intelligences, I care little about the admittedly scarce possibility that we ever receive positive news from our SETI searches. I care more about the fact that, … Continue reading

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A Yearning for Truth

Beauty, Plato wrote, is not easy to define, but something that “slips through and evades us”. For this reason, many logic-oriented philosophical approaches tend to divorce and even oppose truth and beauty. “The question of truth”, wrote logician Gottlob Frege … Continue reading

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Galileo Galilei’s Balance

Let proportion be found not only in numbers, but also in sounds, weights, times and positions, and whatever force there is.Leonardo Da Vinci Can it be said that measure has ever left the mind of those whose age has come … Continue reading

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The Differences

Phil:….yet more importantly it is only in difference that often times much is learned. IT is appropriate that such a point( self evident) in terms of “differences” is brought forward here for introspection, as a “inductive recognition of our journey’s … Continue reading

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Brief Glimpses of the Sun

Mathematics and Science: Last Essays 8 Last Essays But it is exactly because all things tend toward death that life is an exception which it is necessary to explain. Let rolling pebbles be left subject to chance on the side … Continue reading

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