Monthly Archives: October 2013
Just re-read Douglas Hofstadter‘s I am a strange Loop and was blown away, like the first time round, as much by his wordplay and imagery as by the conceptual content (which are inseparable – but I won’t go into that). I … Continue reading
The epilogue of I am a strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter has this beautiful description of the human condition: Posed midway between the unvisualizable cosmic vastness of curved spacetime and the dubious, shadowy flickerings of charged quanta, we human beings, more … Continue reading
This reposted blog of a piece by Ursula Lindsey in the NY Times pretty much expresses my feelings of where Egypt stands. Why paraphrase, her words do better justice to this opinion than mine could ever do.