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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Solid Symmetry (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM

See Hanks + Cube in this journal For instance

Friday, July 11, 2014

Spiegel-Spiel des Gevierts

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM 

See Cube Symbology.

Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and a corner of Solomon's Cube

Da hats ein Eck 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Solid

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:26 PM

“None of the memories and identities of the people in the city are solid.”

— Grimstrup, Jesper Møller.  SHELL BEACH:
The search for
the final theory .  Kindle Edition.

See also Peter Woit’s  “Various Links” post  today and Shell Beach  in this  journal.

For another approach to solidity (from pure  mathematics, not physics), see
a Log24 search for Solid Symmetry.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Post-Mortem for Quincy

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Raiders of the Lost Trunk, or:

Stars in the Attic

More »

See also A Glass for Klugman :

Context: Poetry and Truth,  Eternal Recreation,  
              Solid Symmetry, and Stevens's Rock.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shadows

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 AM

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

— T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men"

A passage quoted here on this date in 2005—

Douglas Hofstadter on his magnum opus:

“… I realized that to me,
Gödel and Escher and Bach
were only shadows
cast in different directions
by some central solid essence."

This refers to Hofstadter's cover image:

IMAGE- http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111105-GEBshadows.jpg

Also from this date in 2005:

IMAGE- www.log24.com/theory/images/GEB.jpg
 
BackgroundYesterday's link Change Logos,
                         
and Solid Symmetry.

Midrash:         Hearts of Darkness.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bridal Birthday

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:02 PM

The Telegraph , April 29th

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton, born 9 January 1982,
will marry Prince William of Wales on April 29th, 2011.

This suggests, by a very illogical and roundabout process
of verbal association, a search in this journal.

A quote from that search—

“‘Memory is non-narrative and non-linear.’
— Maya Lin in The Harvard Crimson , Friday, Dec. 2, 2005

A non-narrative image from the same
general time span as the bride's birthday—

IMAGE- 'Solid Symmetry' by Steven H. Cullinane, Dec. 24, 1981

For some context, see Stevens + "The Rock" + "point A".
A post in that search, April 4th's Rock Notes, links to an essay
on physics and philosophy, "The Discrete and the Continuous," by David Deutsch.

See also the article on Deutsch, "Dream Machine," in the current New Yorker 
(May 2, 2011), and the article's author, "Rivka Galchen," in this journal.

Galchen writes very well. For example —

Galchen on quantum theory

"Our intuition, going back forever, is that to move, say, a rock, one has to touch that rock, or touch a stick that touches the rock, or give an order that travels via vibrations through the air to the ear of a man with a stick that can then push the rock—or some such sequence. This intuition, more generally, is that things can only directly affect other things that are right next to them. If A affects B without  being right next to it, then the effect in question must be in direct—the effect in question must be something that gets transmitted by means of a chain of events in which each event brings about the next one directly, in a manner that smoothly spans the distance from A to B. Every time we think we can come up with an exception to this intuition—say, flipping a switch that turns on city street lights (but then we realize that this happens through wires) or listening to a BBC radio broadcast (but then we realize that radio waves propagate through the air)—it turns out that we have not, in fact, thought of an exception. Not, that is, in our everyday experience of the world.

We term this intuition 'locality.'

Quantum mechanics has upended many an intuition, but none deeper than this one."

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