"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Star Gazing

We map the universe by looking through the past as light travels to our neighborhood. But the interesting question is, given what we know of likely scenarios of its potential evolvability, what does the map of the known universe in its entirety look like in the here and now? Because perhaps approaching the issue in this way may lead to thinking of universal structural and functional interrelatedness in new and useful ways.

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