- A gentle introduction to Gödel’s theorem 2008-02-14
… as an annotation in issue #1845 of Irregular WebComic!.
As a fan of Hofstadter I recognize that this explanation work is truly a mastery of pedagogy. It introduces Gödel’s theorem and its impact smoothly and clearly, making it understandable to anyone with a basic understanding of science.
Instead of …
- Death and identity 2008-02-11
In 1793, as it just overtook power in France, the new government decided to open the tombs of the French kings in Saint-Denis and throw a thousand years of history into a pit as a celebration of their victory.
In 2001, the Taliban destroyed the two gigantic Buddhas of Bamyan …