Two closely related quotations from Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
To understand the Universe, you must understand the language in which it’s written, the language of Mathematics.
The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.
Utah’s relatively high — and evidently increasing — suicide rate has received considerable attention in recent years. Here’s something that might help a bit to put Utah’s situation in a wider context:
Is this significant? Perhaps . . .
The problem of consciousness is a huge one. Some serious thinkers even consider it essentially insoluble. For an entertaining if slightly longish discussion of one place where it’s regularly discussed, see this:
“Has Consciousness Lost Its Mind? What would Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, a very friendly robot, plus a bevy of scientists, mystics, and wannabe scholars do at a fancy resort in Arizona? Perhaps real harm to the field of consciousness studies, for one thing.”
Slightly related, perhaps. At least, Noam Chomsky makes an appearance here, as well:
Further on the complexity of the problem of the peopling of the Americas:
“The Race to Recover South America’s Ancient Past: In the face of development pressure and climate change, researchers are toiling to find and preserve ancient sites in Peru that hold clues to how people first traversed a continent.”
At best very distantly related:
Two quotations from Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr, a cosmologist and theoretical particle physicist at the University of Delaware:
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