Letter to Dr. Ian Stewart

Dear Dr. Stewart Just found out about you and enjoyed Letters to a Young Mathematician.  You talked about symmetry being the repetition of identical units, and I realized that DNA was this and I wondered if symmetry had been applied to DNA. I never heard anyone...

H A I K U

I write them as 17 syllables. Fun, penetrating thought, love, …   The smell of your wrist lights my heart, and readies my loins for roasting.   My lips flow like marshmallows as they descend on your trembling bonfire....

The Evolution of History

[I’m still working on this one…] History. I visualize it as follows. We humans start as small groups of individuals on a large “plain” living day to day, hand to mouth. Groups get bigger, individuals compete within the group and the groups...

instruction sets

Phonemes, computer instructions and ACGT are all the same: vectors to accomplish something. What is the source? They all work similarly, to describe, to communicate and more importantly to make more of something. Through communication.   Mandelbrot said...

Why was the Malaysian…

First of all it is a tragedy and an act of terrorism to shoot down a passenger plane of people just going home who have nothing to do with your conflict. I assume the Ukrainian rebels shot it down. Did they screw up or what! What was someone thinking – Hey...