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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hollywood Arrival

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

In the new film Arrival , Amy Adams plays a linguist
who must interpret the language used by aliens whose
spaceships hover at 12 points around the globe.

Yesterday's events at 6407 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood,
together with the logic of number and time from recent
posts based on a Heinlein short story, suggest that the
character played by Adams is a sort of "fifth element"
needed to save the world. 

In other words, the strange logic of recent posts ties the
California lottery number  6407 to the date  April 12, 2015, 
and a check of that date in this journal yields posts tagged
Orthodox Easter 2015 that relate to the "fifth element."

Midrash by Ted Chiang from the story on which Arrival  was based  —

After the breakthrough with Fermat's Principle, discussions of scientific concepts became more fruitful. It wasn't as if all of heptapod physics was suddenly rendered transparent, but progress was suddenly steady. According to Gary, the heptapods' formulation of physics was indeed topsy-turvy relative to ours. Physical attributes that humans defined using integral calculus were seen as fundamental by the heptapods. As an example, Gary described an attribute that, in physics jargon, bore the deceptively simple name “action,” which represented “the difference between kinetic and potential energy, integrated over time,” whatever that meant. Calculus for us; elementary to them.

Conversely, to define attributes that humans thought of as fundamental, like velocity, the heptapods employed mathematics that were, Gary assured me, “highly weird.” The physicists were ultimately able to prove the equivalence of heptapod mathematics and human mathematics; even though their approaches were almost the reverse of one another, both were systems of describing the same physical universe.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Puck Award

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 1:44 PM

The number 8775 in the previous post suggested, via a lottery search,
a look at the date August 16, 2016. The number was from a Hollywood
street address in a 1941 Robert A. Heinlein story.  Heinlein himself lived
on the same street, at number 8777.

A lottery search for 8777 like that for 8775 in the previous post
yields the date July 10, 2000. Remark from that date in the
Los Angeles Times

"As in any company of size, some of the performances
stand out sharply. Walker almost steals the show as Puck
and the officious Quince of the group of dummies who
put on the play-within-a-play at the end." 

Walker is "the group's conceptual leader" Matt Walker.

Another conceptual leader — Denzel Washington

Setting for the La La Playhouse adaptation of "Fences" —

"But if memories were all I sang, I'd rather drive a truck."

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Lottery Hermeneutics

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For some backstory, see Lottery in this journal,
esp. a post of June 28, 2007:

Real Numbers: An Object Lesson.

One such number, 8775, is suggested by 
a Heinlein short story in a Jan. 25 post.

A search today for that number —

That Jan. 25 post, "For Your Consideration," also mentions logic.

Logic appears as well within a post from the above "8775" date,
August 16, 2016 —

Update of 10 am on August 16, 2016 —

See also Atiyah on the theology of 
(Boolean) algebra vs. (Galois) geometry:

Related:  Remarks by Charles Altieri on Wittgenstein in
today's previous post.

For remarks by  Wittgenstein related to geometry and logic, see 
(for instance) "Logical space" in "A Wittgenstein Dictionary," by
Hans-Johann Glock (Wiley-Blackwell, 1996).

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

For Your Consideration

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 10:22 PM

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