Tag: Mathematics

‘Either God exists, or one must accept mystery.’  Incompleteness and Limits of Truth
Some complex ideas in this post, but I think rich rewards if you’re willing to persevere… Catching up on some old episodes of Radiolab (a brilliant podcast, if you’re not already on it) I came across the above section in the programme about loops. In it, the presenters discuss the idea of statements that…

Imaginary: A New Poem
Imaginary The impossibility of finding the root of all that is negative in me; the move into a new plane only a symbolic trick that extends us all into the realm of the imaginary; a mathematical slight of hand: you invented complexity, smiled wryly as you wrote it and called it i.

The Three Body Problem  Incalcuability
After hearing a chance snippet of something on the radio last week, I’ve been thinking about what is known in Mathematics/Physics/Astronomy as the ‘three body problem.’ It remains one of the great questions in Mathematics as to whether it will ever be solved, or if indeed it actually can be. The essence of the problem…

MP’s Expenses  Living ‘1,000,000% by the Rules’
From BBC News: Justice minister Shahid Malik has gone on the offensive after becoming the latest MP to be singled out by The Daily Telegraph over expenses claims. Mr Malik insists he stuck “a million per cent by the rules“ Perhaps it is not surprising these idiots have been caught fiddling the books and inflating…