Saturday, May 06, 2017

Away Note

I'm in Munich next week, playing with the philosophers. Be good while I'm away, back soon. (Below, the girls, missing a few teeth.)


3 comments:

Uncle Al said...

"playing with the philosophers" Wash your mind afterward. They carry STDs (semantically transmitted dysphorias).

Rigorous logic then axiomatic systems’ predictions rendered Aristotle and the Vatican ridiculous. Newton had Big G but bobbled c, h, k_B; and likely the invariant ratio of mass and weight. Macroeconomics burbles scientific socialism. The Thai baht farted, indirectly collapsing Long-Term Capital Management and nearly Western civilization. Euclid was 2000 years of learned denial, then Bolyai then Thurston.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RWOpQXTltA
...Plato's cave overlooks power, greed, criminality, and management (the confluence of overwhelming ignorance with overweening arrogance).

John Anderson said...

Enjoy your trip. I especially enjoyed the Augustinbräu in Munich when we were on a bike trip along the Romantic Road in Germany 10 years ago.

The toothless grin reminded me of a recent charming little movie, "Gifted". It is not edgy or profound but it has some nice dialogue. And in the movie the Navier-Stokes equation has been solved although Wikipedia shows that that Millennium Prize problem is still up for grabs.

David Schroeder said...

While the teacher's away, the mice will play, though wary of Schrodinger's cat.