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Mandelbrot 1924-2010

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, a mathematical maverick and curmudgeon extraordinaire has passed away at the age of 85 (NYTimes obit.)  Mandelbrot is most well known for coining the word “fractal” and studying the set which now bears his name, but was … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Crack in the Road

Ant 1: Protect the queen! Ant 2: Which one’s the queen? Ant 3: I’m the queen! Ant 1: No you’re not! Homer: Nooo! [his head smashed the colony, and the ants float free] Ant 1: Freedom! Horrible, horrible freedom! Buzz: … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Self: Meet Center. Center: Meet Self. | 6 Comments