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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wednesday August 30, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:07 AM
The Seventh Symbol:

A Multicultural Farewell

to a winner of the
Nobel Prize for Literature,
the Egyptian author of
The Seventh Heaven:
Supernatural Stories
 —

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"Jackson has identified
the seventh symbol."
Stargate

Other versions of
the seventh symbol —

Chinese version:

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pictorial version:

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algebraic version:

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"… Max Black, the Cornell philosopher, and others have pointed out how 'perhaps every science must start with metaphor and end with algebra, and perhaps without the metaphor there would never have been any algebra' …."

— Max Black, Models and Metaphors, Cornell U. Press, 1962, page 242, as quoted in Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors, by Victor Witter Turner, Cornell U. Press, paperback, 1975, page 25

1 Comment

  1. Listening to NPR, they were talking about Mahfouz as I read this. I’m not familiar with his work, but like the translated bits I’ve just heard.

    Since my I Ching was right here, I looked up that hexagram, just because… Kuan, wind over earth, Contemplation. hmmm…

    Comment by SuSu — Wednesday, August 30, 2006 @ 2:58 PM

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