Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Leibniz Methods

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IMAGE- The Leibniz medal

Click medal for some background. The medal may be regarded
as illustrating the 16-point Galois space.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Grammar and Patterns

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"May, / The months [sic ] of understanding" — Wallace Stevens

Saturday, May 21, 2016


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The Lindbergh Manifesto and The Leibniz Medal.


"If pure mathematics does spring from sub-conscious intuitions— already deep-structured as are grammatical patterns in the transformational-generative theory of language?— if the algebraic operation arises from wholly internalized pattern-weaving, how then can it, at so many points, mesh with, correspond to, the material forms of the world?"

— Steiner, George. Grammars of Creation
(Gifford Lectures, 1990). (Kindle Locations 2494-2496).
Open Road Media. Kindle Edition. 

Good question.

See Bedtime Story (Sept. 1, 2016).

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bedtime Story

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For midnight retirees —

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Saturday, May 21, 2016


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Related material:  The Lindbergh Manifesto and The Leibniz Medal.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Box of Nothing

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Detail of the 1697 Leibniz medal

Leibniz, letter of 1697:

“And so that I won’t come entirely empty-handed this time, I enclose a design of that which I had the pleasure of discussing with you recently. It is in the form of a memorial coin or medallion; and though the design is mediocre and can be improved in accordance with your judgment, the thing is such, that it would be worth showing in silver now and unto future generations, if it were struck at your Highness’s command. Because one of the main points of the Christian Faith, and among those points that have penetrated least into the minds of the worldly-wise and that are difficult to make with the heathen is the creation of all things out of nothing through God’s omnipotence, it might be said that nothing is a better analogy to, or even demonstration of such creation than the origin of numbers as here represented, using only unity and zero or nothing. And it would be difficult to find a better illustration of this secret in nature or philosophy; hence I have set on the medallion design IMAGO CREATIONIS [in the image of creation]. It is no less remarkable that there appears therefrom, not only that God made everything from nothing, but also that everything that He made was good; as we can see here, with our own eyes, in this image of creation. Because instead of there appearing no particular order or pattern, as in the common representation of numbers, there appears here in contrast a wonderful order and harmony which cannot be improved upon….

Such harmonious order and beauty can be seen in the small table on the medallion up to 16 or 17; since for a larger table, say to 32, there is not enough room. One can further see that the disorder, which one imagines in the work of God, is but apparent; that if one looks at the matter with the proper perspective, there appears symmetry, which encourages one more and more to love and praise the wisdom, goodness, and beauty of the highest good, from which all goodness and beauty has flowed.”

See also some related posts in this journal.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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IMAGE- Golomb and Mazur awarded National Medals of Science


IMAGE- The Leibniz medal

Click medal for some background. The medal may be regarded
as illustrating the 16-point Galois space. (See previous post.)

Related material: Jews in Hyperspace.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brightness at Noon (continued)

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