“Judy.” My little sister calls across the basement. “Judy, Momma wants you to come up for lunch.” I jump back from the basement window, where I’d been waiting. “Clara, don’t sneak up on me.” I bite off the end of a red licorice stick. “Tell Momma I’m not hungry.” I wag my finger at her,…
They were both invented centuries after the ideas they were based on were first discovered. Back in Roman times, there were wheels and gears; but no one thought to put them together into a bicycle under the early 1800s. Since ancient Egypt, betting games using dice were popular pastimes. However it was the mid 1600s,…
Pattern-matching, like analogy, where we treat partial matches like exact fits. It’s possible to make errors. It’s possible to jump to a good answer without complete information. This is the source of much intuition and creativity.
Sometimes big government is better than small government
Fatalism and free will coexist.
Catholic strength or universal weakness?
A sphere has 14% of its volume in its crust. A hypersphere of dim 19, has 62% of its volume in its crust.