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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Dream

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:26 AM

“All the schools of philosophy, from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment
encyclopedists, have dreamt of one day arriving at total and definitive
knowledge, a knowledge that encompasses the world. Indeed, the dream
lives on in the minds of some scientists today.”

— “Does Basic Research Have Meaning?” by Laurent Lafforgue —

“La recherche fondamentale a-t-elle un sens?
Quelques remarques d’un mathématicien catholique,”
Conférence donnée à l’Université de Notre-Dame,
aux États-Unis, le 20 mai 2011. Voici la version anglaise 
de cette conférence (traduite par Hélène Wilkinson)

Et voici  Larkin in Devs

See too “musical brocade” in this journal.

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