Monday, December 12, 2016

astro picture of the day/ William Blake quote of the day

Image credit: NASA, ESA, Andy Fabian

Quote for the day -

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand,
 and a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
 Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
 And Eternity in an hour."

- William Blake

Some exciting mathematics/science developments,

Feynman diagrams vastly generalised . . . even involving Zeta functions <-- link here

Here's a pretty good article to explain/appreciate category theory.  Often-times, mathematicians call their theories by names that hides the amazing theoretical structures they are - such as group, ring, field.  Article here --> Categories: From Zero to Infinity

Time and consciousness solved?  Or, at least a good hint of how consciousness works. Article here --> time and consciousness

Consciousness as anticipation. I still like my idea of knowledge and consciousness. If one learns of something, then one becomes conscouse of it.  I wrote of this awhile ago.  It's probably buried deep down on this blog. I just bring it up to suggest that consciousness as something more complicated than just this or that solution.

- I've put more exciting new science developments in the comments section . . .