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Reading and Movie Comments

The Accountant I found pleasantly and deliciously unpleasing, morally complicated; Dr. Strange less so, although its graphics were good.

The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements compares extremely favorably against A Universe From Nothing. After being reminded by David Berlinski of my many philosophical questions about Euclid's Elements, I was pleasantly surprised to be informed of several philosophers who had the same questions. I am not alone, after all.... I will continue my foray into elementary mathematics with Euclid. I am on a quest to see the pictoral/geometric, then the algebraic proof of the Pythagorian Theorem, btw.

On the other hand, I have a few questions of Berlinski as well. My margin notes say: "A point is not a thing. It is an abstract place." This reminds me of possibilities for sci fi stories within Euclidian and non-Euclidian spaces....

Trying to understand the quantum universe, I am trying to understand Lawrence M. Krauss's supposed explanations "for the layman" in A Universe from Nothing: Why there is something rather than nothing. However, his essays jump around and since they lack actual mathematics, perhaps, I cannot find a discernible sequence to his reportage of physics logic.

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john on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:38 AM
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