You know who else is mad with vainglory and philautia? Monks! Hypocritical monk self-love is one of the most vexing problems facing the modern world. Monks are “insensibly mad, and know not of it, such as contemn all praise and glory, think themselves most free whenas indeed they are most mad.” I’m mostly kidding about […]
Anatomy of Melancholy, 159-160: Subsect. VII – Of the Inward Senses
In this section Burton discourses on common sense, phantasy (or imagination), and memory. On imagination he writes: In melancholy men this faculty is most powerful and strong, and often hurts, producing many monstrous and prodigious things, especially if it be stirred up by some terrible object, presented to it from common sense or memory. In […]
Pictures of Theories: The Entscheidungsproblem
The Entscheidungsproblem, Computer Science: This one was a doozy. But the main reason I started this website was to champion intelligence in a fun way, in the angry face of the stupidity that seems to be swallowing America. Well, trying to understand the Entscheidungsproblem sure as heck was fun. I emerged a little smarter even if […]
My dad is an incredible artist!
I haven’t been posting much lately, because you know how when it rains it pours? Well I have a flood warning in effect. So since I am not producing much lately, here is a link to some of my father’s art: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/18520 Unlike me, he is a real artist, watercolor specifically. The link above is […]