"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

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Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Soul of Scientific Progress is Irony

I commented lately on an article that presented the debate about how eucaryotes might have evolved only once from a merger of archaea and bacteria. Along these lines, the very principle of evolution as non random, nonlinear problem solving by biota via singularity at more efficiently capturing and utilizing available energy and elements hearkens back to Leibniz' principle of the least action pre-established harmony.

In other words, the Universe is so ordered or composed such that change or flux is invariant. However, there is a predisposition toward change that produces harmonic order. That particular quality is naturally attuned to human creative productions. For instance, the resolution of contrapuntal tension created via cross voicing in the fugues of J.S. Bach is the most unmediated emotional correlative of the higher harmony.

Pablo Casals plays BACH - Suite no 1 for Cello - part 1

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