|Immaculate Conception, the church I'm attending here in Fairbanks. Beautiful little Catholic church with a wonderful priest.|
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Are some problems unsolvable?...
|Gödel's incompleteness theorems state: (1) if you can list out the base assumptions of a system, then you cannot know all logically true statements possible in the system or the system is inconsistent, i.e. contains a logical contradiction and (2) if you can use the system to prove the system is consistent - does not contain a logical contradiction - then the system must be inconsistent. There's a nice little rant here at the University of Michigan's website where a mathematician complaining about the misapplication of Gödel's incompleteness theorems ends up appearing to support intuitive reasoning over logical reasoning, i.e. that intuitive reasoning is more complete than logical reasoning. I'm not sure if he's aware of this; I may pester him...|
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I think of myself as a Catholic with a strong Unitarian bent.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Oh for the love of snot, if they want divorces and child custody battles, let them freaking have them.
|At the end of this rainbow isn't a pot of gold. It's the next several months of arguing about what goes on in other people's bedrooms.|
Posted by New York Erratic at 8:13 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hilarious, the person who wrote it is awesome.
[Note and update (June 10, 2012): It disturbs me that this is one of my #1 blog posts found through search engines. If you're like me and feel better laughing at problems your mind has blown totally out of proportion, please keep reading. However, if you're genuinely suicidal or having serious depression issues, please reach out to someone or try some way to get your mind off it. Here: I even wrote a post on how Monty Python is amazingly good for cheering me up.]
Top ten reasons to kill yourself:
Posted by New York Erratic at 6:08 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Did He who made kittens put snakes in the grass?...
|A Koch snowflake is a strange mathematical object with a limited area but infinite perimeter, that is, the length around the object is infinite but the space that the object takes up is finite. Koch snowflakes are made by taking an equilateral triangle and adding three more equilateral triangles to each face and so on to infinity. This relates back to the coastline paradox, a real problem in the real world. Due to the coastline paradox, the apparently simple question "How long is the coast of Britain?" is, in fact, unanswerable.|
Posted by New York Erratic at 8:57 PM
Friday, May 4, 2012
"Of course I'm well-informed. I watch the news..."
- Just About Everybody
- Just About Everybody
|What if your view of people different from you was entirely built by television?...|
Posted by New York Erratic at 8:29 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|I love my friends in the Education Department. But when one tried to explain "intuitive math" to me today... Yikes.|
Posted by New York Erratic at 10:55 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Getting a little sick of people in politics saying one thing and then, when questioned about it, saying "Naw, naw, it's a joke..."
|Ted Nugent. Was totally using a metaphor when he made a direct threat against the President. Or something.|
Posted by New York Erratic at 9:10 PM
Exploring animus and anima concepts through the Dostoevsky story "The Meek One."
Posted by New York Erratic at 5:28 PM