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All Process, No Paradox • 9

In the midst of this strife, whereat the halls of Ilúvatar shook and a tremor ran out into the silences yet unmoved, Ilúvatar arose a third time, and his face was terrible to behold.  Then he raised up both his … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 7

Unlike more superficial forms of expertise, mathematics is a way of saying less and less about more and more.  A mathematical text is thus not an end in itself, but a key to a world beyond the compass of ordinary … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 5

In the midst of this strife, whereat the halls of Ilúvatar shook and a tremor ran out into the silences yet unmoved, Ilúvatar arose a third time, and his face was terrible to behold.  Then he raised up both his … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 4

Thus began the Days of the Bliss of Valinor; and thus began also the Count of Time. Tolkien • Quenta Silmarillion While looking for something else on the web, I ran across an old note I had written in reply … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 3

Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearings you conceive the objects of your conception to have.  Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object. Charles S. Peirce • “Issues of Pragmaticism” … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 1

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. Tolkien • The Hobbit Talking about time is a waste of time.  Time … Continue reading

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