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Falko

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Joined 2 years, 10 months ago

reading mostly non-fictional books to learn new stuff. But occasionally I'm reading Sci-Fi and History.

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Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

The laboriousness of the methodology and notation was all too evident in the (often remarked) fact that it took more than seven hundred pages to reach the conclusion, “1 + 1 = 2”, a result which Russell and Whitehead described as “occasionally useful“.

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Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

Intending to become an engineer, he had traveled to Manchester, England, in 1908, at age nineteen, to work at an aeronautical research station where he hoped to design and build his own airplane. It was there that his growing interest in mathematics led him to the discovery of Russell’s Principia Mathematica. With the passion of a convert, he set out for Cambridge, impetuously introduced himself to Russell, and announced his intention to make philosophy his life’s work—if he could.

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This quote is about Ludwig Wittgenstein

Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

Leo Szilard, who discovered the nuclear chain reaction in the 1930s, recalled the Budapest of his youth as a society where economic security was taken for granted, and the highest value placed on intellectual achievement.

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Ananyo Bhattacharya: Man from the Future (2021, Penguin Books, Limited) 5 stars

The smartphones in our pockets and computers like brains. The vagaries of game theory and …

Thomas C. Schelling had produced two powerful conclusions with a fairly elementary model. First, cities can become segregated along lines of race even if no one minds living in a mixed community. Second, only an active desire for diversity leads to diverse neighbourhoods. Indifference results in segregation.

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