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The order of chaos

May 11th, 2013 · No Comments

“In a society like ours, the legal system is, in a sense, a polite gesture granted collectively by millions of people–and it can be overridden just as easily as a river can overflow its banks.  Then a seeming anarchy takes over; but anarchy has its own kinds of rules, no less than does civilized society: […]

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Making meaning in the back room

May 11th, 2013 · No Comments

“What is it that we respond to when we look at a painting and feel its beauty?  Is it the ‘form’ of the lines and dots on our retina?  Evidently it must be, for that is how it gets passed along to the analyzing mechanisms in our heads–but the complexity of the processing makes us […]

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Watch the load limit, buddy

May 10th, 2013 · No Comments

“Never try to put too much into any single piece.  There is always a point beyond which it cannot be improved, and further attempts to improve it will in fact destroy it.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Douglas R. Hofstadter · Lit & Crit · Mathematics