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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Golden Globe

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:00 PM

From the cover of 
Vanity Fair,  issue 641:

See as well
Post  641 and
Green and Red.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Valhalla Requiem

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:59 PM


See also this  journal on Monday, the day of Kupfer's reported death

 

Spectral Woo

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:14 PM

 " during that spell between the feasts of Christmas and Epiphany
when ghosts and specters are supposed to be abroad . . . ."

Heinrich Zimmer on  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Times Literary Supplement , January 3, 2020

Sciences | Book Review

The world is not enough:
Guessing at the game God is playing

By Samuel Graydon

See as well

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Nada for Hemingway

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:47 AM

See Nada + Hemingway  in this journal.

'Inner Space' YouTube upload on March 15, 2014

The above upload date suggests a look at 
other posts now tagged Red to Green.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Red to Green

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Part I:  The New Yorker

Passages from The New Yorker  issue dated March 17, 2014—

"Both autism and psychopathy entail a lack of empathy. Psychologists, though, distinguish between the 'cognitive empathy' deficits of autism (difficulty understanding what emotions are, trouble interpreting other people’s nonverbal signs) and the 'emotional empathy' deficits of psychopathy (lack of concern about hurting other people, an inability to share their feelings). The subgroup of people with neither kind of empathy appears to be small, but such people may act out their malice in ways that can feel both guileless and brutal."  — "The Reckoning," by Andrew Solomon

"The question of what constitutes a story is troublesome." — "Long Story Short," by Dana Goodyear

Part II: The New York Times

Part III:  Log24

Language Game,
Babbled,
Red to Green

Language Game

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 PM

Cullinane = Cullinan + e

Greene = Green + e

Greene on Mathematics

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:20 AM

A reply in the March 8 LA Times  to the opinion piece by Edward Frenkel discussed here yesterday

"It is completely wrong to imply that Euclidean geometry is somehow not interesting because it is old. Actually, Euclidean geometry appeals not only in its intrinsic mathematical nature but also in its power to explain what one sees around one spatially.

If this subject is taught badly, like any other subject it can seem tedious. If it is taught well, it arouses the sense of the intellectual power and attractiveness of mathematical thought as well as or better than anything else that can be presented to a beginner.

One of the points of mathematics educationally is to introduce students to a subject in which precise thought exists. They are surrounded by a world of baloney versions of science. Mathematics is where they find out that really precise thought exists. The last thing they need is to be given the impression that mathematics is another subject in which learning a few buzzwords is the whole show.

Modern mathematics can exist only because older mathematics has existed.

Robert E. Greene

Pacific Palisades

The writer is a professor of mathematics at UCLA."

And several other things too.

Obiter Dicta

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

"I am haunted by humans."
(Search for the source at Google.)

"Art worldlings are one thing, Hollywood another."
(Search for the source at Log24.)

These quotations were suggested by two obits this morning:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The People’s Tesseract*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:57 AM

From Andries Brouwer

Image related, very loosely, to Falstaff's 'green fields'

* Related material:  Yesterday's evening post and The People's Cube
  (By the way, any  4×4 array is a tesseract .)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mathematics and Narrative (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 6:01 PM

Short Story — (Click image for some details.)

IMAGE- Andries Brouwer and the Galois Tesseract

Parts of a longer story —

The Galois Tesseract and Priority.

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