Our world is chaotic. From weather patterns to geological formations, animal migration to immigration, a zebra’s stripes to a man’s imagination, peace to war, chaos is all around us. Yet, apparently random events also form incredibly complex and ordered patterns. This chaos and order dynamic can be teased out of nearly every facet of life on earth and may hold the key to resolving the capital-P-Problem of capital-L-Life.
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The Colours of Infinity by Arthur C. Clarke is a visually stimulating, intellectually striking, and concise documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in fractal geometry. Arthur C. Clarke was a British author, inventor, and futurist most well-known for writing 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rendezvous With Rama. Aside from being a prominent science fiction author, Clarke’s ideas also contributed to theRead more
Western culture, by and large, associates life with a pilgrimage. Life is undertaken as a challenge, a race to the end- be it success or enlightenment or whatever- and this paradigm is an incredible source of stress and anxiety. By directing our attention at a predictable and supposed future- an end goal- we become distracted from the present. And yet the highest order of mathematics and the simplest observations in nature demonstrate that in fact this is utter nonsense.Read more