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The Electric Spermbot

I admit this is getting ridiculous. What will hence be known as my “Electric Trilogy” (See The Electric Monk, September 23rd and The Electric Caterpillar, October 1st) has arrived for its third installment in a way so absurd that I hesitate to elaborate on it. 895 more words



In 1930, David Hilbert gave radio address lecture. I want to discuss following paragraph from that lecture (when translated to English):

With astonishing sharpness, the great mathematician POINCARÉ once attacked TOLSTOY, who had suggested that pursuing “science for science’s sake” is foolish.

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Paradoks Hotel Hilbert

Ketakterhinggaan merupakan konsep matematika yang tricky. Banyak paradoks seputar ketakterhinggaan, beberapa di antaranya telah saya bahas di buku “Menuju Tak Terhingga” (yang takkan lama lagi terbit). 363 more words


Lo Spazio di Hilbert

In matematica, lo spazio di Hilbert è uno spazio vettoriale che generalizza la nozione di spazio euclideo. Il suo ruolo è cruciale nella formalizzazione matematica della meccanica quantistica.

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(Easier) Cryptoquote Spoiler - 04/09/16

“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.”   —   David Hilbert

(A lot of us don’t consider those rules all that “simple”, and what is he talking about with “meaningless marks on paper”?  213 more words


The Projective Plane

This image (a variation of which I used for many years as a desktop background) is a close-up of the large sculpture below that can be seen at the Mathematical Research Institute in Oberwolfach. 286 more words


Puzzling Paradoxes - Defying Logic

Mind-Bending Paradoxes

Paradoxes are a fascinating part of reality and there are paradoxes in many different fields like math, physics, logic, psychology, and language. When it comes to trying to understand them, paradoxes can make the brain feel like it’s doing somersaults, but they can also expand your mind and make you look at the world in a whole new way. 2,001 more words