Chapter 7: Motion

Ah motion! Is any other human experience more sublime! We live to move, in fact it could be argued that, after the quest for mere subsistence, the primary drive of the species is to acquire motion. Think about it. Most of the major industries in the current civilized world are devoted to motion. Automobile manufacturers.…

Chapter 6: Time

Does the past exist? I don’t mean in a figurative sense: the stuff of history, (actually memory), relics and artifacts; I mean, does the past have any physical reality? Is the past an actual place that you can go to visit, like in “Back to the Future”, Jules Verne’s “The Time Machine” or my real…

Chapter 5: Number Theory, Part 2

It is extremely difficult to believe that Descartes did not anticipate the consequences of his choices for a geometrical and hence, numerical system. The man was a consummate intellectual. A top dog among the big dogs of his age. And yet, there it is: the square root of negative one, which we designate as ‘i’…