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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Dead Shepherd and…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:48 AM

Chinese Boxes

Continued from “The  Dead Shepherd,” Jan. 24, 2007

Yesterday’s Washington Post:

“James R. Lilley, 81, a longtime CIA operative in Asia who served as ambassador to China during the Tiananmen Square crackdown… died Nov. 12.”

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James R. Lilley

From a page linked to here on the date of Lilley’s death:

“… the extraordinary set of nested Chinese boxes that we introduced earlier in this series….”

A seemingly unrelated item in today’s New York Times obituaries index:

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This suggests an article on temporal logic at IBM Developer Works, which contains a link to Time-Rover.com.

This in turn leads to…

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Man-Tak Shing

Shing’s CV at the Naval Postgraduate School affirms the usefulness of temporal logic.

Those who prefer metaphysics may consult the novel Many Dimensions referred to in yesterday’s entries and in “Relativity Blues” (Feb. 20, 2005)–

From Many Dimensions:

“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be purely logical.  Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense, were the rules of its pure logic?”

Good question.

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