Category Archives: Meditation


Our reach exceeds our rut and yet We grasp but what we drag into it. Re: Scott Aaronson • A Coronavirus Poem

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So Many Modes Of Mathematical Thought

So many modes of mathematical thought, So many are learned, so few are taught. There are streams that flow beneath the sea, There are waves that crash upon the strand, Lateral thoughts that spread and meander — Who knows what … Continue reading

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Things thrown out from a center Cooling signs of a central fire Expiring cinders of life within Sent from a star to start again

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Supple Agony

A lack of knowing, my lack of knowing How to supply either lack of knowing. Complemental and supplemental ∠s.

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My Thematics • 2

Communication is so much harder Than mere invention or discovery. Will they have in mind what I have in mind? Will I find the signs?   Will I have the time? There is so much shadow there must be light!

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Information Resistance • Ω

The hardest thing to understand about information is people’s resistance to it.

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What’s The Use?

What’s the use of getting up in the morning? Never mind that now, I’m already up. Be constructive.  Try to focus on something positive. Okay, then, what’s the use of logic? You call that focused?  Be more specific! So what’s … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” • 5

Excerpt from C.S. Peirce, “Minute Logic” (1902), CP 2.144–148 2.2. Why Study Logic? 2.2.5. Reasoning and Expectation 144.   But since you propose to study logic, you have more or less faith in reasoning, as affording knowledge of the truth. Now … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” • 4

Excerpt from Sigmund Freud, “Project for a Scientific Psychology” (1895) The Experience of Satisfaction The filling of the nuclear neurones in Ψ has as its consequence an effort to discharge, an impetus which is released along motor pathways. Experience shows … Continue reading

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“What we’ve got here is (a) failure to communicate” • 3

Communication, as you may have guessed, is one of those areas where I more often mis- than hit, so I always have lots of chances to reflect on the trials of communication, its ways and waylays. Communication works if the … Continue reading

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