Entries by Charles

Leap Worlds: my 3QD attempt

[ cross-posted from zenpundit.com — another runup to the glass bead game ] Below you can read my submission to the wonderful 3 Quarks Daily “web aggregator” site as a candidate to join their regular Monday blogging team — it didn’t even make their “close but no cigar” list, but I wrote it and I […]

Iron fists in velvet gloves and the like

My friend William Benzon posted a photo on his New Savannah site today, and it prompted me to make this post. Here’s Bill’s photo, under his post’s title: Cruise with Moss ….. The moss is a bit untidy, and so is the cruise ship, as you can see more clearly by clicking on the image […]

GMTA: Temple Grandin

[ cross-posted from Zenpundit — here’s today’s windfall apple from the tree of creative delight ] On March 31st, 2012 (or very likely the evening of the day before), I posted a graphic on Zenpundit, where I often blog: The upper image illustrates Theodore von Kármán‘s mathematics of turbulent flow, the lower image Vincent van […]

The Abel Prize for a great Sembl move

You don’t have to be playing a Sembl or Hipbone game to make a great Sembl move — you just have to see a rich semblance between two concepts in (previously) widely separated fields of thought. Thus Pierre Deligne of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, who won the Abel Prize in mathematics this year, did […]