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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Math and Metaphor


I don’t know much about math. But it has always astonished me that those who do can sit down with pen and paper and calculator and work with numbers and learn from the numbers the facts of the universe from the atom to the whole shebang. The way the numbers work reveals the way the universe works, which observation either confirms or challenges. I see here an analogy or perhaps something much more than an analogy, a co-form, a second side of the same coin, a co-pattern, the same paradigm (I know there’s a word for this, sym-structure) with metaphor. Metaphor reveals the nature of the universe, the nature of the psyche, the cause of action. It too however must be tested and confirmed.

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