Category Archives: Fables, myths & parables

The Spoiler

I am about to read a story about a man of profound faith who voluntarily sacrifices his beliefs to understand some inconceivable truth his child urgently needs to share with him. He is a man whose faith and beliefs are … Continue reading

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Epistemological hiker

An epistemological hiker became disillusioned with his backpack. “If I can’t fit the wilderness in this backpack what good is it?”

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Life on the complex plane

The image of the Mandelbrot set is a map — a 3rd person perspective survey — of Julia sets. But each image of the Julia Set is a 1st person perspective on the same space as that described by the … Continue reading

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Another origin myth

What seemed to be the solid earth was surveyed, and it was discovered to be an island, and not a very large one. It was in fact a very tiny island. It bobbed and swayed and creaked. The thin planks … Continue reading

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A month of coins

A month of coins purchased what? An explanation for an inexplicable abhorrence left in the wake of defied expectation. A base motive is better than no motive. * Compare me to something and tell me what I am like.” The … Continue reading

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Midas touch v.2

“What can be counted is an instance of a category,” thought Midas. And he reflected on gold, “Is it gold I really love? Or is it the quantity of gold that I have counted that makes my face glow with … Continue reading

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Myth thematics and mathematics

Myths are narrative formulas. In mythological algebra the characters are variables; the plots, operators. * To express an objective matter with precision, mathematize it. To express a subjective matter with immediacy, mythematize it. * Is mathematics inherent in nature? Are … Continue reading

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