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The Monochord

Pythagoras in School of Athens    A monochord is an ancient musical and scientific laboratory instrument. It is also the class-name for any musical stringed instrument having only one string (such as the Vietnamese Đàn bầu). The word “monochord” comes … Continue reading

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School of Athens

Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican) See: Raphael, School of Athens  *** See Also: Raphael’s Fresco of the School of Athens Dialogos of Eide

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Novum Organum

The frontispiece of Novum Organum by Francis Bacon The Novum Organum is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon published in 1620. The title translates as “new instrument”. This is a reference to Aristotle‘s work Organon, which was his treatise on … Continue reading

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The Dance to Truth

While searching for familiarity on the terminology of Phenomenology, the greater question settled on my mind as to what Nature itself means. Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation … Continue reading

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Raphael’s Dissertation on Age and Youth?

School of Athens by Raphael In center, while Plato – with the philosophy of the ideas and theoretical models, he indicates the sky, Aristotle – considered the father of Science, with the philosophy of the forms and the observation of … Continue reading

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William Thurston

Xianfeng David Gu and Shing-Tung YauTo a topologist, a rabbit is the same as a sphere. Neither has a hole. Longitude and latitude lines on the rabbit allow mathematicians to map it onto different forms while preserving information. William Thurston … Continue reading

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Inside Out

3.1 As Cytowic notes, Plato and Socrates viewed emotion and reason as in a kind of struggle, one in which it was vitally important for reason to win out. Aristotle took a more moderate view, that both emotion and reason … Continue reading

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It all start off as “a dream” or “an idea.” Where do these come from? Dialogos of Eide This is the house similar to what we will be constructing, with some modifications of course. Most know of my time helping … Continue reading

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Craftsman of Plato

Time is of your own making; its clock ticks in your head. The moment you stop thought time too stops dead. Angelus Silesius See Status of Warp Drive Smolin had some deep questions and relevance “about” time? 🙂 Some “updates” … Continue reading

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Nurturing Creativity

See here and here It looks as if moderation, or maybe technical problems, has set in for me at Cosmic Variance. So I have to go from the last statement made there by Lee that I was allowed to contribute. … Continue reading

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