Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #733 - Gödel and Time and the Modern Mind
Just need a quick share today. We accepted an offer on our house. I thought about blogging on that but may save it for Thursday.
I have had the book Gödel, Escher, and Bach that has been hovering around my reading stack for years.
Here's sums from Amazon (with linky for purchase): Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.
And here's an extra video for fun, which provided me with the graphic.
Remember, things like this fall into the category of my study not my teaching as in Hey Mom #729.
Vienna Circle Exhibition - Exact thinking in demented times
“The past does not exist except as a threadbare fragment in the weaker minds of the many.”
BY MARIA POPOVA
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1707.09 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.